Otto Warmbier, a Jewish American student sadly died on Monday after being released by North Korea in a coma last week after 15 months of captivity.
Doctors in the US said he suffered from “severe neurological injury.” They said his eyes opened and blinked but without any sign that he understood verbal commands or his surroundings. His family said it was told he had been in a coma since soon after his March 2016 sentencing.
A statement released by the family read: “It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home.”
Warmbier who was described by peers as being “generous, outgoing and sweet” was accused of trying to steal a propaganda banner while visiting with a tour group.
President Trump put out a statement saying “ The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.”