Federal judge orders North Korea to pay $500M in damages to family of Otto Warmbier


A federal judge on Monday ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in damages to the family of college student Otto Warmbier, whose death prompted a lawsuit.

“North Korea is liable for the torture, hostage taking, and extrajudicial killing of Otto Warmbier, and the injuries to his mother and father, Fred and Cindy Warmbier,” Chief Judge Beryl Howell of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia wrote in a strongly worded opinion.

Otto Warmbier, 22, was a college student who was arrested in North Korea in January 2016 for attempted theft. He allegedly attempted to steal a propaganda poster during a guided tour, and was sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment with hard labor.

North Korea claimed he had suffered a severe neurological injury from an unknown cause in June 2017, and was freed that same month. He never regained consciousness after returning to the U.S., and he died on June 19, 2017.

No comments yet - you can be the first!

Comments are closed.

Do you Love your country but hate your government?

Join your fellow Libertarians who seek a world of liberty; a world in which all individuals are sovereign over their own lives and no one is forced to sacrifice his or her values for the benefit of others. Join over 500,000 Americans who get their daily dose of minimal government and maximum freedom with The New Liberty Movement.

We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.
View our full privacy policy.