Jun 14, 2017
An American college student was released by North Korea on Tuesday. The 22-year-old student was struck with botulism two months into his incarceration. He’s been in a coma ever since. Otto Warmbler was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for taking down a propaganda poster in his hotel. During his trial, he was forced to read a confession detailing his crime and to beg forgiveness from the North Korean government. A statement was issued by the U.S. State Department announcing the release of Otto Warmbler from North Korea and also highlighted continued discussions regarding three other Americans being held. It’s unclear if Mr. Warmbler will regain consciousness.