North Korea says US student released 'on humanitarian grounds'

North Korea says US student released 'on humanitarian grounds'North Korea released US student Otto Warmbier “on humanitarian grounds”, state media said Thursday, two days after he was evacuated from Pyongyang after falling into a coma while imprisoned in a labour camp. The 22-year-old University of Virginia student from Cincinnati spent more than a year in North Korean detention after being arrested for stealing a political poster from a hotel. “Otto Frederick Warmbier, who had been in hard labour, was sent back home on June 13, 2017 on humanitarian grounds according to the adjudication made on the same day by the Central Court of the DPRK,” the state-run Korean Central News Agency said in a one-line statement.



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