March 01, 2024

Judge orders North Korea to pay Otto Warmbier’s parents $501 million in damages

North Korea "liable for the torture, hostage taking, and extrajudicial killing of Otto Warmbier"

A U.S. district court judge on Monday ordered North Korea to pay $501 million dollars in damages to Otto Warmbier's parents as part of a lawsuit they filed against the DPRK earlier this year.

Otto Warmbier was held captive in North Korea for 17-months after being charged with attempting to steal a propaganda poster.  He was returned to the U.S. in June last year in a coma and died shortly after his arrival back in the United States.

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