The DPRK explained the decision to release the detainee in the country of a student from USA
MOSCOW, 15 Nov — RIA Novosti. The Central Telegraph Agency of Korea (KCNA) reported that North Korean authorities “humanitarian grounds” was released American student Otto-Friederich Warmbier, which over a year was in North Korea, reports Reuters.
“According to the decision of the Central court of 13 June, American citizen Otto Frederick Warmbier, serving a sentence of forced labor on June 13 were returned for humanitarian reasons”, — quotes Agency.
North Korea on Tuesday released a detainee in the country of an American student, Otto-Friederich Warmbier, previously sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The Washington Post reported, citing family that he is in a coma. Yonhap news Agency had reported that an American student was sentenced to imprisonment on charges of subversive activities against the DPRK. The Agency was cited on this occasion, the data of the experts that Pyongyang deliberately detain American citizens, trying to force the US government to start negotiations with him.
In 2014, from detention in North Korea was released three Americans — Kenneth BAE, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Poul.