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Trump called North Korea a brutal regime after student dies

Trump called North Korea a brutal regime after student dies

Trump called North Korea a brutal regime after student dies

North Korea returned Otto Warmbier, 22, to the US last week, saying he had been in a coma for a year and that it was acting on humanitarian grounds.

His parents said he had been subjected to "awful torturous mistreatment". Mr Warmbier, who was jailed for trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel, did not regain consciousness. Mr Trump said that a "lot of bad things happened" to Mr Warmbier, but added: "At least we got him home to be with his parents, where they were so happy to see him, even though he was in very tough condition." President Trump said Mr Warmbier's death had deepened his administration's resolve "to prevent such tragedies from befalling innocent people at the hands of regimes that do not respect the rule of law or basic human decency". "The United States once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim."

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