Otto Warmbier, American Scholar Released From North Korea, Dies

“When Otto returned to Cincinnati on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands,” the statement said.
Mr. Warmbier, a University of Virginia honors student, was detained at the Pyongyang airport in January 2016 at the end of a five-day tour of North Korea organized by a Chinese travel company.
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PhotoOtto F. Warmbier, an American college student who was released from a North Korean prison last week after spending 17 months in captivity and more than a year in a coma, died on Monday at an Ohio hospital where he was receiving treatment.
Although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed — he was at peace.

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