Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

Fred and Cindy Warmbier announced June 19 that their son, Otto, has died, days after he was medically evacuated from North Korea. Justin Weber told The Associated Press a press conference is expected later to provide more information.

Warmbier's parents haven't cited a cause of death, but "awful, torturous mistreatment" by North Korea. But after his return home to OH last week, doctors said they suspected his condition had been caused by cardiopulmonary arrest. The South Koreans actually over many decades have seen thousands and thousands of their citizens abducted and held in the North, and six are being held right now just within recent months and years.

After Warmbier's death, Trump released an official statement mourning his death and condemning the "brutality" of the North Korea regime.

"We can make speculations that there were many unjust and cruel treatments to Mr. Warmbier", he said. Another said there was no meeting earlier in the day that they feel could have spurred this comment or that that tweet foretold some sort of action against North Korea. They said they are not aware of anything from Warmbier's previous medical history, prior to his time in North Korea, that might cause cardiopulmonary arrest. "Clearly we're moving further away, not closer to those conditions", he said.

He had been sentenced for stealing a political poster from his hotel.

"Otto Warmbier should never have been in jail for tearing down a stupid banner".

"The North Koreans should release them unconditionally", he said. They described Otto as a "fighter", adding that they believe he fought to stay alive from his perpetrators.

DR. DANIEL KANTER, University of Cincinnati Health: A state of unresponsive wakefulness.

North Korean authorities said Warmbier fell into a coma following his sentencing after contracting botulism and being given a sleeping pill. Doctors in Cincinnati said they found no active sign of botulism or evidence of beatings.

Brain scans taken by the North Koreans in April 2016 led physicians to believe that Warmbier suffered his injuries in the weeks before the scans were taken.

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"I think it's a disgrace what happened to Otto", Trump told reporters at the White House during a meeting with Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko, adding that Warmbier should have been brought home sooner. "Despite what you may hear, North Korea is probably one of the safest places on Earth to visit".

President Donald Trump said on Monday that a "lot of bad things happened" to Mr Warmbier at the hands of the "brutal regime".

Warmbier's parents have hinted they were disappointed by the Obama administration's response to Warmbier's disappearance.

Shutter, who trained several members of Warmbier's medical team when she was at the Cincinnati medical center, said he would have been given the best care possible at the OH facility.

Todd Siler, who taught Warmbier in high school, said his youngest daughter, a sixth-grader, watched the doctors talking last week about Warmbier, who had been her swimming coach.

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he and his wife are deeply saddened by the death of "this remarkable young Ohioan".

US college student Otto Warmbier died Monday, days after his release from North Korea.

2 Jan 2016 - He is arrested at Pyongyang International Airport as he tries to leave the country.

Warmbier's death is set to cast a shadow over annual diplomatic and security talks between senior Chinese and US officials in Washington this week.

Three Americans remain imprisoned in North Korea.

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