1 Mar 2019

Family of dead student jailed in North Korea rebuke Trump

The family of a US student who died after he was jailed in North Korea have issued a rebuke to President Trump for praising Kim Jong-un.

Otto Warmbier’s parents didn’t name President Trump in their statement, which said Kim Jong-un’s “evil” regime was responsible for “unimaginable cruelty” and “no excuse or lavish praise can change that”.

Otto Warmbier was in a coma when he was returned to the US after spending 17 months in a North Korean jail and died days later.

Dani Isdale reports.