BREAKING: North Korea releases detained U.S. student Otto Warmbier, according to State Department

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday that North Korean officials have released U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier, who has been imprisoned in North Korea since early 2016.

Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student from suburban Cincinnati, had been serving a 15-year hard labor sentence for crimes against the state. He had been accused of trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel while visiting the country as a tourist in January 2016.

Source: BREAKING: North Korea releases detained U.S. student Otto Warmbier, according to State Department

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