Wyoming HS Grad Sentenced To 15 Years Hard Labor In North Korea

Mar 16, 2016
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Wyoming, Ohio native Otto Warmbier was arrested in late January "while perpetrating a hostile act," according to North Korean media.

Source: BBC News

US student Otto Warmbier has been given 15 years hard labour in North Korea for crimes against the state. Warmbier was arrested for trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel while visiting North Korea in January. He later appeared on state TV apparently confessing and saying a church group had asked him to bring back a "trophy" from his trip.

Read more at: BBC News