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Friday, June 23, 2017

Three American Hostages Still in North Korea Following Release, Death of Otto Warmbier

Americans are mourning the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier, a college student who was arrested and sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a poster in a hotel where he was staying.

The Trump administration secured Warmbier’s release after he was imprisoned for almost a year-and-a-half. He arrived in the United States last week in a coma and died just days later.

But Warmbier was not the only American languishing in North Korea’s gulag-style prisons.

According to the New York Times, two were arrested in the last two months — Tony Kim, also known as Kim Sang-duk, on April 23, and Kim Hak-song, also known as Jin Xue Song, on May 6, according to the New York Times, with each accused of “hostile acts.”

A third American, Kim Dong-chul, has been detained since 2015.

Tony Kim had spent a month in North Korea teaching accounting at Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (P.U.S.T.) and was about to leave the country when he was arrested, Chan-Mo Park, chancellor of the university, told the media.



Anonymous said...

The USA just needs to make it illegal to go to North Korea for any reason.

Anonymous said...

Why does the US have to make it illegal to do there?! If you're that stupid, just go and don't cry when something happens to you.

Anonymous said...

Why would any sane person even go there?
There are no flights out of the USA to there even, no American airline wants to take a chance on losing a plane to that nut!
Frankly, I don't feel sorry for the idiots that go there and get into trouble, I do feel sad for the parents, loss of a child is the worst.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to that idiot ex basketball player who says he is that fat little turds buddy is he still in N. Korea?