April 19, 2024

Otto Warmbier’s parents file lawsuit against North Korea

Lawsuit seeks to hold Kim Jong Un legally responsible for Otto Warmbier's death

Otto Warmbier's parents on Thursday filed a wrongful death lawsuit against North Korea accusing the country of torturing their son during the 17 months he was held in the DPRK.

Warmbier was arrested and convicted in North Korea for attempting to steal a propaganda poster in January 2016. He was returned in a coma in June the following year but died shortly after his release.

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