Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

Family declines autopsy for former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier

THE cause of death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was just days ago released from over a year of captivity in North Korea, is still unknown. "I am anxious about other detainees, what they go through", he said.

Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton said USA officials are "going to give the DPRK/North Korea issue top priority in our discussions, aiming to advance concrete cooperation with China towards a peaceful resolution of the nuclear and missile threat from North Korea".

"It's a total disgrace what happened to Otto", President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday.

Sen. John McCain said Tuesday that the US government should not be responsible for Americans who are "stupid" enough to still want to travel to North Korea, especially in light of recent events.

North Korea said last month it was its sovereign right to "ruthlessly punish" USA citizens it detained for crimes against the state.

Analysts said anger over Warmbier's death would dim, if not scuttle, any prospect of a less antagonistic relationship in the near future between Washington and Pyongyang, which is still holding three other Americans.

(ENGLISH) "We reiterated to China that they have a diplomatic responsibility to exert much greater economic and diplomatic pressure on the regime if they want to prevent further escalation in the region". "We're still considering our options". "I think there have been some positive steps they have taken both at the United Nations and economically to help strengthen the case against North Korea", Spicer said.

Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor after he confessed to stealing a propaganda poster from a Pyongyang, North Korea, hotel.

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13 June 2017 - He is released from North Korea and medically evacuated to the US.

"When Americans are detained in North Korea, they can expect harsh conditions, with tiny prison cells, little food or water and even less daylight".

South Korea's Blue House on Tuesday cited Moon separately as saying: 'It is very deplorable that North Korea does not respect human rights'.

"I think we should strongly consider it", Corker said.

While suffering from severe brain damage, Warmbier, died at a Cincinnati Medical Center on Monday.

Otto Frederick Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, attends a news conference in Pyongyang, North Korea, on February 29, 2016.

Warmbier's parents said they believe their son was subjected to "awful, torturous mistreatment" by the North Korean regime.

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