- Apr 2010
- Pittsburgh, PA
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-northkorea-detainee-idUSKBN196137An American university student who was detained for 17 months in North Korea and suffered a serious neurological injury was "brutalized" while in custody, his father said on Thursday.Despite the "severe" injury, Otto Warmbier, 22, is stable and receiving treatment at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, center spokeswoman Kelly Martin said at a news briefing at Warmbier's high school in Wyoming, Ohio.
Doctors will provide further details about Warmbier's condition on Thursday afternoon.
Warmbier has been in a coma since March 2016, shortly after he was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea, the family said on Tuesday after he was released.
North Korea is trying to say that the coma was caused by botulism. Bullshit. They beat him into a coma.