Old 13th Jun 2018, 06:39
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Originally Posted by sfm818 View Post
Two years ago an American student who tried to collect a souvenir of his visit to the Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea was arrested, put on trial, and sentenced to 15 years hard labour. He should have received the full protection of the most powerful nation on earth. His home country. The United States of America. Instead he was so badly treated by the authorities in North Korea that his health deteriorated and he died after early release. The leader of North Korea had it within his power to intervene and show humanity, but instead exploited the situation in the most public way possible. Yesterday, an American president came to the negotiating table offering concessions, and praise for a talented young man who loves his country. Not the talented young man who pleaded for clemency at his show trial, but the "talented young man" who staged that show trial and humiliated the United States of America.
SINGAPORE (AP) - The parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died after being released from a North Korean prison last year, are thanking President Donald Trump for his kind words about their son.

Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement on Tuesday after Trump met with North Korea's Kim Jong Un that they appreciated the president's comments. They said they were hopeful that something positive could come from the summit.

Earlier in Singapore, Trump said that Otto Warmbier was a "very special person" and that his death had galvanized the administration's determination to deal with North Korea. Trump said Otto Warmbier had not died in vain.

Warmbier was a student at University of Virginia who was arrested by North Korean authorities in January 2016 for stealing a propaganda poster and sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor. After suffering still unexplained brain injuries, he was released on June 13, 2017 and died six days later.
Parents of Otto Warmbier praise Trump - WDTN
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