Saturday, 19 March 2016 00:47

Don Mazzella On Otto F. Warmbier 15 years prison sentence in North Korea

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An American college student who tearfully apologized for trying to steal a political propaganda poster from his hotel in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years of prison and hard labor.

The punishment of the student, Otto F. Warmbier, infuriated the White House and elicited strong condemnations from other officials and rights activists. It came amid rising tensions between North Korea and the United States over North Korea's unbridled nuclear weapons and missile testing.