Warmbier death 'unimaginable' for former North Korea detainee

Warmbier death 'unimaginable' for former North Korea detaineeA US missionary who spent two years in a North Korean jail said Wednesday he had never imagined that a valuable American prisoner like student Otto Warmbier could die after being taken into Pyongyang’s custody. Kenneth Bae, who was arrested in 2012, sentenced to 15 years hard labour, then freed after a secret mission to Pyongyang led by then-US intelligence chief James Clapper, said he was reasonably well treated in prison as he was a diplomatic bargaining chip. “Everything depended on the US government’s attitude,” Korean-American Bae told South Korean broadcaster YTN in an interview broadcast live.

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