You may recall that American college student Otto Warmbier was in a horrific condition when he was finally returned from North Korea. A judge has decided that his family is owed for his pain and suffering.
The Daily Caller reports:
FEDERAL JUDGE RULES NORTH KOREA OWES OTTO WARMBIER’S FAMILY MORE THAN $500 MILLION FOR DEATH, ALLEGED TORTURE
A federal judge ruled Monday that North Korea owed Otto Warmbier’s family over $500 million in damages for his death last year.
Warmbier was a University of Virginia student who allegedly stole a propaganda poster while in North Korea back in January 2016. He was convicted and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by the state for the alleged crime in March of that year. Warmbier was released with the help of U.S. President Donald Trump in June 2017, but Warmbier, 22, died a week after his return.
Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued the ruling, citing North Korea’s “torture, hostage-taking, and extrajudicial killing” of Warmbier, according to The Washington Post.
“We are thankful that the United States has a fair and open judicial system so that the world can see that the Kim regime is legally and morally responsible for Otto’s death,” Warmbier’s parents, Fred and Cindy, said in a statement…
Your heart just breaks for the Warmbier family for their loss. Especially at this time of year.