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North Korea says US student released 'on humanitarian grounds'

16 June 2017, 04:16 | Lucia Cruz

North Korea says US student released 'on humanitarian grounds'

North Korea says US student released 'on humanitarian grounds'

They attack the nervous system (nerves, brain and spinal cord) and cause paralysis. "North Korea doesn't do anything out of the kindness of their heart". An analysis suggests the injury likely occurred in the preceding weeks.

The doctors added: "The Warmbier family has shown incredible courage, strength, and compassion".

Despite the "severe" injury, Otto Warmbier, 22, is stable and receiving treatment at the University of Cincinnati Medical Centre, hospital spokeswoman Kelly Martin said at a news briefing at Mr Warmbier's high school in Wyoming, Ohio.

Warmbier's mother is by his side in the hospital and doctors are reportedly planning an update on his condition later on Thursday.

They say they're relieved their son is back in Cincinnati in the arms of those who love him but are angry he was brutally treated for so long.

Warmbier's family said they were told by North Korean officials, through contacts with American envoys, that Warmbier fell ill from botulism some time after his trial and lapsed into a coma after taking a sleeping pill, the Washington Post reported. DPRK is short for the North's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. "We did so without result". "We strongly suggest that Americans do not go to North Korea".

North Korean doctors had provided copies of brain scans dated to April 2016, consistent with the claim that he had been in a coma for more than a year. He said that his family had been presented with the false premise that Otto would be treated fairly. Kanter said that Warmbier had suffered "extensive loss of brain tissue in all regions of the brain", but he declined to discuss Warmbier's prognosis at the request of his family.

Warmbier was arrested at North Korea's Pyongyang International Airport, while visiting the country as a tourist with Young Pioneer Tours. The reclusive country accused the University of Virginia student of anti-state activities.

That was used as evidence in his hourlong trial.

Warmbier has been serving a 15-year sentence for "anti-state" activities, which he was sentenced to after attempting to take down a propaganda poster in his hotel. It was the last time he was seen publicly before this week.

Warmbier said even if the North Korean story was true, there's still no excuse for keeping a 15-month coma a secret until last week and denying him access to top-notch medical care.

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On Thursday, the State Department said that its special envoy on North Korea, Joseph Yun, who negotiated Warmbier's release during a visit to the country this week, had also met with three other us citizens being held in North Korea.

The U.S. government accuses North Korea of using such detainees as political pawns. "They have our thanks for bringing him home".

When asked whether President Obama could have done more, Fred Warmbier replied: "I think the results speak for themselves". The state-run Korean Central News Agency on Thursday did not comment on his medical condition. Blue-and-white ribbons were tied around trees and utility poles along the main road.

He left the vehicle and spoke to the crowd.

"We're proud of him, too", some in the crowd shouted back.

When Otto arrived home to Cincinnati Tuesday, Fred said he knelt by his son and told him that he was glad that he made it home.

Warmbier has undergone a full list of imaging and diagnostic tests.

Kanter did say that Otto sustained no bone fractures.

Warmbier called on North Korea to release the other Americans being held there.

"I don't know what being in shock is, but I'm pretty sure I was", he said, referring to when he was informed Otto Warmbier was in a coma.

Kim Sang Duk and Kim Hak-song are among the Americans still being held by North Korea.



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