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Otto Warmbier, US student sent
home from N Korea, dies

BBC News, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 6/19/2017 5:11:20 PM

The American student who was released last week after being held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died, his family says. Otto Warmbier, 22, returned to the US last Tuesday, but it emerged he had been in a coma for a year. North Korea said botulism led to the coma, but a team of US doctors who assessed him dispute this account. Mr Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel. He had suffered severe brain damage, and was medically evacuated from North Korea on 13 June to


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 6/19/2017 5:14:34 PM     (No. 11291511)

Sad news. I feel for his family.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bassman, 6/19/2017 5:16:21 PM     (No. 11291514)

Nuke the sob´s!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: cheeflo, 6/19/2017 5:20:04 PM     (No. 11291518)

I am heartbroken for his loved ones. I don´t know any of the background, but I don´t understand what he was doing in North Korea in the first place. It doesn´t strike me as either a tourist or school destination.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JoniTx, 6/19/2017 5:25:20 PM     (No. 11291526)

So very sad....prayers to the family.

God Bless that he was able to be with his family for this short last while on earth.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 6/19/2017 5:32:08 PM     (No. 11291537)

Somebody needs to show Lil Kim how to properly aim an ICBM.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JMEGrammy, 6/19/2017 5:38:58 PM     (No. 11291549)

That demented little chipmunk is gonna pay for this, one way or another. That being said, people ... stay away from these crazy countries! Really, there´s no place like home.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TXknitter, 6/19/2017 5:42:03 PM     (No. 11291553)

Oh my... It is as if Otto hung on until he could be back in his family´s arms before he died. Many prayers for his long suffering parents on this sad day for them.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 6/19/2017 5:47:58 PM     (No. 11291565)

Sorry he died. But, this whole things sounds strange. Why was he there in the first place. What could possibly appeal to any American citizen about going into this arm pits of a personality cult country based loosely on communism? My God, this nut case of a dictator has people executed by flame thrower and anti-aircraft guns for crying out loud.

Sorry Otto, not much sympathy from this American.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rarebear, 6/19/2017 5:49:55 PM     (No. 11291570)

I am so proud of President Obama for doing less than he could to restore this young American to his family. You rock, Barry!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: coyote, 6/19/2017 5:51:21 PM     (No. 11291573)

Let´s kidnap Kim Jong Un, and do unto him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Grampus, 6/19/2017 6:09:01 PM     (No. 11291600)

Article says that he attempted to steal the propaganda poster. No....he took it from his hotel wall, put it in his suitcase, and it was discovered at the airport as he was leaving North Korea. Sad story that says much about life in this modern version of the Hermit Kingdom...and much about youthful ignorance and stupidity.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: FunOne, 6/19/2017 7:47:36 PM     (No. 11291738)

I suggest that given his condition, death was a blessing--and inevitable. It avoided the long, extended goodbye.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Hazymac, 6/19/2017 7:59:48 PM     (No. 11291755)

Murder by rogue regime

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rinktum, 6/19/2017 8:30:42 PM     (No. 11291786)

It could be argued that Otto made a very foolish decision, but he did not deserve this. My heart goes out to his family and I pray that God will give them comfort as they go through the grieving process.

I hope that young people will learn a lesson from this young man´s ordeal. The world is an ugly place and actual evil does exist and most of all, you are not invinceable.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: PageTurner, 6/19/2017 9:00:35 PM     (No. 11291817)

The poor poor kid. Hope Lil Fatty is glad he got his propaganda poster back.

What a maggot. He needs to pay.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: preciosodrogas, 6/19/2017 10:12:14 PM     (No. 11291906)

This, for taking a poster. Dear God in heaven take this young man in your arms. Dear Lord thank you for your gift of salvation and eternal life.
The hell that crazy fat boy put this poor man through gives rise to anger so great that people feel a need to go to war. This is so despicable. This crazy fat bot and his enablers need to be destroyed. China is just not stepping up to the plate.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 6/20/2017 12:14:05 AM     (No. 11291998)

Condolences to the Warmbier family. At least he died with those that loved him.

Considering what Lil Kim does to his own family, the family was lucky to get their son back.

Why isn´t there a travel ban to some of these hellholes?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pchristopher, 6/20/2017 2:03:54 AM     (No. 11292049)

Rest in Peace, young man.

You deserved a lot better than this.

Profound condolences to the family.

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