North Korea insists no torture of US student

(VOVWORLD) - North Korea said on Thursday that American student Otto Warmbier suffered no torture during his 17-month detention.
North Korea insists no torture of US student - ảnh 1 Otto Frederick Warmbier (center) being escorted to the North Korean Supreme Court in Pyongyang on March 16, 2016. (Photo:Reuters/VNA)

The statement came one day after an Ohio coroner said Warmbier died from lack of brain oxygen and blood due to an unknown injury. The Korean Central News Agency said North Korea provided medical care to Warmbier despite his “hostile acts” and all claims of torture are groundless.

Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia student, was released by North Korea early this year, but died just days after returning to the US. His parents said their son had been tortured by North Korea.

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