Kim Jong Un may have bit off more than his chubby little cheeks can chew with this one. The American college student he sent home in a coma last week, Otto Warmbier, has died. The announcement was made in a statement released by his parents on Monday.
Warmbier had been held in a North Korean Prison for approximately 17 months, after being arrested for what the little troll with the stupid looking haircut termed as hostile acts against the state. The offense which originally got him arrested was an attempt to steal a souvenir, a Korean propaganda poster.
That was a stupid thing to do, but we all do stupid things, especially college kids. It certainly wasn’t deserving of the penalty imposed, fifteen years of hard labor, nor the life-ending coma from brain damage that occurred most likely as the result of repeated abuse and torture at the hands of his captors.
Hopefully the autopsy will provide information as to exactly what kind of mistreatment led him to the deteriorated mental state he was in and ultimately his untimely death. Doctors who examined him on his arrival revealed that Warmbier had suffered “severe injuries to all regions of the brain.” He remained completely unresponsive up until the time he passed away.
The family statement read, “The awful torturous mistreatment of our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today. He has completed his journey home.”
President Donald Trump expressed his condolences to the family in an official statement, saying, “Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing. There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life. Our thoughts and prayers are with Otto’s family and friends, and all who loved him.”
President Trump added, “Otto’s fate deepens my Administration’s determination to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency. The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.”
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