Saturday, 15 December, 2018

North Korea denies torturing USA detainee Otto Warmbier

Wyoming Ohio. Otto Warmbier a 22-year-old University of Virginia student who was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years in prison with har North Korea Denies it Tortured Detainee Warmbier
Kenny Thornton | 28 June, 2017, 06:51

The University of DE won't rehire a professor who said a college student who died after being held by North Korea "got exactly what he deserved". Doctors from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center treating Warmbier said he was in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness" and had lost a lot of brain tissue upon his June 13 release.

It's unclear how he came to be in that state.

In the "GMA" interview, Strahan asked Rodman about the backlash he's received for visiting a country that has made nuclear threats toward the U.S.

The 22-year-old's family alleges he was tortured.

Warmbier's death has caused furor among the American political establishment, including with US President Donald Trump.

A former senior State Department official said the United States had made repeated requests for Warmbier's release on humanitarian grounds under Obama, including via the North Korean mission at the United Nations, via the Swedish mission in Pyongyang, at unofficial talks with North Korean officials involving former USA officials, and via third parties. "There are a lot of groundless rumors in the USA about Warmbier dying because he was tortured and beaten while doing hard labor".

"The fact that Warmbier died suddenly in less than a week just after his return to the U.S.in his normal state of health indicators is a mystery to us as well", the spokesman was quoted by KCNA, as saying.

In victory for Trump, Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban
The relationship must be formal, documented, and formed in the ordinary course, rather than for the objective of evading the EO. According to the State Department, refugees already slated for arrival by July 6 have been told to proceed with resettlement.

As for North Korea itself? He had been accused of stealing a propaganda poster and was serving a sentence of hard labor. He was released a week later. His family and the Trump administration said they had grown increasingly frustrated with slow progress by the Obama administration to secure the student's return, though the former president claimed in a statement that officials had never stopped trying to bring the man home.

His family and others have blamed North Korea for his condition.

North Korea released him last week for what it described as humanitarian reasons and he died on Monday in a U.S. hospital.

"I'm going over there out of the kindness of my heart just to try to help", Rodman said, breaking down.

The spokesman didn't describe how Hunziker died, but claimed that the United States then "totally ignored" his death. Through statements on KCNA, North Korea said it dealt with him according to its domestic laws and global standards. She said she loved her "hard-working, sincere, non-arrogant college students", but added: "If you knew some of these kids, you'd be appalled".

'Both sides reaffirm that they will strive for the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, ' a consensus document released by the official Xinhua news agency said, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.

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