Trump Condemns 'Brutality' of N. Korea Following Warmbier's Death

Warmbier was leaving North Korea on January 2, 2016, when he was detained at the airport.

Following the death of former North Korea detainee Otto Warmbier, President Donald Trump has spoke out on the tragedy.

The family blames North Korea for Otto's death, saying Monday, "The bad, torturious mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible".

They added that his death had been inevitable as a result of "the terrible torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans".

Their statement on Monday said he had looked uncomfortable and anguished after returning June 13, but his countenance later changed. "He was at home and we believe he could sense that", Fred and Cindy Warmbier said.

The North Korean government said botulism is to blame for Warmbier's condition, but doctors haven't found any evidence of the illness in the now 22-year-old. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. holds North Korea accountable for Warmbier's "unjust imprisonment" and demanded the release of three other American citizens still in detention.

But it was what cost a U.S. student visiting North Korea his life.

Doctors at the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre who cared for him said he had suffered extensive brain damage that left him in a state of "unresponsive wakefulness".

It also brought attention to dire human rights records of the country ruled by the young leader Kim Jong-Un, who took over after the death in 2011 of his father and longtime ruler, Kim Jong-Il, in a third-generation power transfer.

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It is unclear how he fell ill but his family was told by North Korean authorities that he had contracted botulism, a serious illness that causes paralysis of muscles. In March 2016, he was sentenced to 15 years of prison and hard labor.

At the time of Warmbier's release, a White House official said Joseph Yun, the United States envoy on North Korea, had met with North Korean foreign ministry representatives in Norway the previous month.

With critics such as US Senator John McCain calling it murder, the already tense relations between North Korea and the US continue to worsen.

Warmbier's family described him as a "warm, engaging brilliant young man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew no bounds".

"We have been struggling to process the result", Young Pioneer Tours, the China-based travel agency that had taken Warmbier to the North, said in a Facebook post.

USA president Donald Trump issued a statement regarding Warmbier's death.

He was released Tuesday amid ongoing USA diplomatic efforts and just days after North Korean officials shared his medical condition. Washington had offered dialogue, but only on the condition that North Korea completely denuclearizes.

But instead of graduating in May with the rest of his class, Warmbier was still in North Korea.

At the time, he declined to discuss Warmbier, except to say, "If I bring guests that are respectful, willing to listen, willing to interact with people, North Koreans will see that we are normal people as well".

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