Trump Condemns ‘Brutality’ of N. Korea Following Warmbier’s Death

Warmbier had been sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor.

The president of the University of Virginia says she’s saddened to learn about the death of a student from OH who was recently released from North Korea in a coma.

The North Korean mission to the United Nations was not available for comment on Monday.

Otto Warmbier, an American student who was detained in North Korea for 17 months, has died one week after he was released and returned in a coma. Warmbier was accused of an attempt to “undermine unity of the Korean people”.

“If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely, I would be honoured to do it”, Trump said in the interview.

The North Koreans said Warmbier went into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill.

The Warmbier’s were fighting for his release. Yun learned about Warmbier’s condition in a meeting a week before the release the North Korean ambassador at the NY.

Warmbier’s fate has brought home the cruelty and capriciousness of the North Korean regime in a way that dozens of ballistic missile tests and nuclear explosions never did. The UVA student was arrested at the airport when he was about to board a plane to return home.

Yunthen dispatched to North Korea and visited Warmbier June 12 with two doctors and demanded his release on humanitarian grounds.

“It really is a tragedy”.

The lawmaker added that Pyongyang had been kidnapping foreigners on a regular basis.

Investigators could not determine what impact the drugs had on her death, and described sleep apnea as the main cause. He spent a year and a half in North Korea.

President Trump called North Korea a “brutal regime”.

The American college student returned to the US last week in a coma after being held by North Korea for more than a year.

One of Warmbier’s high school teachers says he “will be dearly missed”. His medical condition was a surprise to US officials and his family, who were told about it earlier this month.

An American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma has died in Ohio.

“If you can’t have your heart pour out for the Warmbier’s right now”.

China-based Koryo Tours, which has been going to North Korea since 1993 and takes about 2,000 tourists a year, said the “devastating tragedy” had prompted it to reconsider taking U.S. citizens to the North. Indeed, Joe Wilson, a South Carolina Republican, and Adam Schiff, a California Democrat, already proposed a bill last month that would ban American tourism to North Korea and make it mandatory for USA travellers to obtain a license from the Treasury Department before visiting North Korea.

Uri Tours, which is based in New Jersey, said on its website it was “reviewing its position on DPRK travel for American citizens”.

Adam Pitt, a Briton who travelled with Young Pioneer Tours to North Korea in 2013, told AFP he was given “very little warning” about the potential risks of going to the North.

The North Koreans may have realised there was the possibility of an American citizen dying on their hands, our correspondent says.

“This young man did not deserve the disproportionate sentence given to him”, the company said in a statement.