North Korea releases US student after 18 months

George Tzokas
By George Tzokas
June 13, 2017US News
North Korea releases US student after 18 months

Otto Warmbier is a free man again.

The Cincinnati, Ohio native was only 21 when he took a low-budget tour to North Korea.

Warmbier, a commerce and economics student at the University of Virginia, was arrested for taking a propaganda sign as a souvenir.

Warmbier was charged with “anti-state acts.” The sentence: 15 years at hard labor.

On June 13 Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that Warmbier had been freed.

Warmbier is on his way home.

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