Trump says his summit with Kim Jong Un ‘would not have happened’ without Otto Warmbier

Kyodo/Reuters; Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Otto Warmbier was a US university student who was detained and sentenced to hard labor in North Korea in 2016. He was released home last year after performing 17 months out of his 15-year prison sentence, and died days after his return. Donald Trump told reporters in Singapore after meeting Kim Jong […]

Photo shows the moment a famous North Korean defector met the father of Otto Warmbier, the American who died after his release from a North Korean prison

@VPPressSec/Twitter North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho met and embraced Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier — the US student who died days after his release from a North Korean prison. Fred was invited by Vice President Mike Pence for the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Though the atrocities committed by the North Korean […]

‘Harshest sanctions ever’: US House passes ‘Otto Warmbier’ sanctions against N. Korea

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 06:45 House lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed the “harshest sanctions ever” targeting Pyongyang’s access to global financial markets. The bill was named after US student Otto Warmbier, who died in June following his release from custody in North Korea. The Otto Warmbier North Korea Nuclear Sanctions Act was passed in the […]

Salon removes article calling Otto Warmbier ‘America’s idiot fratboy’

Thomson Reuters Left-leaning website Salon has removed a controversial 2016 article criticizing Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American student who died after being imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea for attempting to take a sign. In a statement on Tuesday, Executive Editor Andrew O’Hehir told Business Insider that the site chose to remove the article, titled “This might […]

‘Risk too high’: Tour agency that sent Otto Warmbier to N. Korea halts trips for Americans

Published time: 20 Jun, 2017 11:54 The Chinese travel agency that organized Otto Warmbier’s trip to North Korea has announced it will no longer accept Americans for tours. It comes following the American student’s death after his release from 17 months’ detention in North Korea. Young Pioneer Tours adventure travel company, based in China, reconsidered […]

Otto Warmbier, American Student, Dies Soon After Release from North Korean Prison

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Who is Otto Warmbier, the college student held prisoner in North Korea

REUTERS/Kyodo After serving a year of a 15-year prison sentence for stealing a poster from a hotel in North Korea, American detainee Otto Warmbier was released and returned to his family in the US. Warmbier has reportedly been in a coma for a year and has been in a state of “unresponsive wakefulness,” his doctors […]