North Korea Sentences U.S. Student to 15 Years’ Hard Labour

A student of University of Virginia in the United States, has been sentenced to 15 years’ imprisonment with hard labour by the North Korean authority.

He was accused of attempting to steal a propaganda slogan poster from his Pyongyang hotel, News Agency of Nigeria {NAN} reports.
According to the report, The student, Otto Frederick Warmbier, was arrested in January 2, while perpetrating a hostile act against the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.’’
Warmbier was presented to a press conference on February 29, where he confessed to the crime of stealing the slogan, an act aimed at hurting the work ethics and motivation of the North Korean people.
In his words, `I have been very impressed by the Korean government’s humanitarian treatment of severe criminals like myself,’’ Warmbier said in the video broadcast.
The 21-year-old student told North Korean media that a church in the U.S. had asked him to steal the sign, which was to be put on display as a kind of trophy.
North Korea has arrested a number of foreign nationals for “hostile acts” in recent years, including individuals from the U.S. and South Korea.

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