World Trump calls North Korea 'brutal' after US student's death

01:35  20 june  2017
01:35  20 june  2017 Source:   Associated Press

Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier

  Tillerson: North Korea releases US citizen Otto Warmbier <p>Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says that North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, an American serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts.</p>Tillerson says that Warmbier is on his way back to the U.S. to be re-united with his family. He says in a statement that the State Department secured Warmbier's release at the direction of President Donald Trump. Tillerson says the State Department continues discussing three other detained Americans with North Korea.

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In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. © AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File In this March 16, 2016, file photo, American student Otto Warmbier, center, is escorted at the Supreme Court in Pyongyang, North Korea. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is calling North Korea a "brutal regime" following the death of American college student Otto Warmbier.

Trump says, "Lot of bad things happened but at least we got him home to be with his parents."

Warmbier was released by North Korea last week after being held for more than 17 months. He was in a coma.

His family said in a statement that "the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans" meant that "no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today."

Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years in prison with hard labor in North Korea, convicted of subversion after he tearfully confessed he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.

N.Korea likens Trump to Hitler .
North Korea compared US President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler on Tuesday in its latest diatribe, amid high tensions over Pyongyang's military ambitions and ahead of a visit to Washington by South Korea's new leader.The latest attack came a week after nuclear-armed Pyongyang called Trump a "lunatic" as tensions rose following the death of US student Otto Warmbier, who was detained for 18 months in the North and then sent home in a coma.

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