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Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea
21 June 2017, 03:19 | Silvia Roy
Coroner examining death of U.S. student released by North Korea
Warmbier, a 22-year-old student at the University of Virginia, returned to his home OH last week in a comatose state after over 17 months of detention in North Korea, where he had been arrested for trying to steal a political propaganda sign.
Trump adds, "he should have been brought home a long time ago".
He said the form would require Americans to affirm they're aware of what's transpired to other US citizens, such as Warmbier, whom the senator said was "murdered" by the North. "The results would have been a lot different", Trump said.
"The bad torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today", Warmbier's parents said after their son's death. They say he had severe brain damage but they don't know what caused it.
Warmbier was taken into custody in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in March last year, for trying to steal a banner containing a political slogan from the hotel where he had been staying. A report in The Financial Times states that two were arrested earlier this year, while the third, Kim Dong-chul was detained in October 2015 and sentenced to 10 years of hard labour on espionage charges. But that war would create thousands of North Korean Mr and Mrs Warmbiers, mourning the deaths of their innocent sons. A month earlier, North Korea released another US citizen, Jeffrey Fowle, after detaining him for six months for leaving a Bible in a nightclub in the city of Chongjin. The 22-year-old student was finally returned to the USA last week but was in a coma and died Monday as a result of severe brain trauma. "Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m.", a statement released by his family on Monday read.
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Mostly, the administration has focused on pressuring China, which provides most of North Korea's food and fuel imports.
Last month Representatives Adam Schiff and Joe Wilson introduced the North Korea Travel Control Act, which would require licenses for American citizens to travel to the country.
In an excellent July/August 2017 cover story in The Atlantic, the journalist Mark Bowden outlines the four major options for handling North Korea.
Warmbier's sophomore English teacher said he would be "dearly missed".
The senator from Arizona says, "There should at least be a form for them to fill out that says, 'If I go to North Korea, I understand I am taking great risk, and I do not hold the American government responsible'".
Former US ambassador to the United Nations and former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson, said there should be an investigation into what happened to Warmbier leading to this "tragic situation".
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U.S. President Donald Trump blamed the "brutality of the North Korean regime" for Warmbier's death.
The president drew criticism in May when he said he would be "honored" to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Asked if the death would have an impact on high-level U.S.
Join us from 12:30 p.m.to 2 p.m. today for a constructive conversation about North Korea, Otto Warmbier, the three other Americans still being held by Pyongyang, the threat of North Korea's nuclear program and USA policy toward both North and South Korea, where more than 28,000 USA military personnel remain stationed.
Whether North Korea will actually respond to pressure or talks is unclear.
He called North Korea a "brutal regime".
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"When it comes to preemptive strike. this is something we may be able to discuss at a later state when the threat has become even more urgent", he said, adding that the North Korea nuclear missile threat was a matter of life or death for the South Koreans who live next door.
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American Student Freed By North Korea Arrives Home
Sullivan says the university community has Warmbier's family in its thoughts and prayers as he returns home. Of Otto's parents, Cynthia and Fred Warmbier , he said: 'I can't even begin to put myself in their shoes'.
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