U.S. student who was returned from North Korea in coma has died | Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday

Reuters June 20, 2017 02:45:06 IST
U.S. student who was returned from North Korea in coma has died
| Reuters

US student who was returned from North Korea in coma has died
 Reuters

WASHINGTON U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday.

"Unfortunately, the awful 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," the family said in a statement following Warmbier's death at 2:20 p.m. ET at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

(Reporting by David Alexander)

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