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North Korea Declares Itself 'Biggest Victim' In Otto Warmbier's Death

North Korea Declares Itself 'Biggest Victim' In Otto Warmbier's Death”

Thousands of family members, friends and supporters of Otto Warmbier have gathered in Cincinnati to say goodbye to the American student who died days after returning to the United States in a coma following 17 months in captivity in North Korea.

A Department of State spokesperson has said that Rodman had nothing to do with Warmbier's release, and Warmbier's father said in a statement to ABC News "Dennis Rodman had nothing to do with Otto returning to the United States".

KCNA says the North dealt with Warmbier according to domestic law and worldwide standards.

Its official news agency, KCNA, quoted a government source as saying: 'Our relevant agencies treat all criminals in accordance with domestic laws and worldwide standards and Warmbier was not an exception'.

President Trump declared North Korea's treatment of Warmbier "a total disgrace", and called the North Korean government is "a brutal regime".

They said he had tried to steal a propaganda banner kept in a staff section of the building.

The Hamilton County coroner is still trying to determine the cause of Warmbier's death Monday.

The North's spokesman said such accusations are part of a smear campaign to slander the country that had given "medical treatments and care with all sincerity" to a person who was "clearly a criminal".

He was sent to his home in OH on Tuesday, June 13, on "humanitarian grounds", but died just six days later having been sent home in a coma. He was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor.

Warmbier was laid to rest Thursday after a memorial service at his high school in Ohio.

The administration was already wrestling with option for containing an increasingly belligerent North Korea before the shocking return of a mortally wounded Warmbier.

After graduating as class salutatorian in 2013, Warmbier enrolled at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he was studying at the school of commerce and was a member of the Theta Chi fraternity. He had been in a comatose state since at least April 2016, according to two MRI scans that were on a disc that arrived with the student from North Korea, Dr. Daniel Kanter told reporters earlier in June.

To make it clear, we are the biggest victim of this incident and there would be no more foolish judgment than to think we do not know how to calculate gains and losses.

The student's family say the regime "brutalised" him, but North Korea has denied it.

Although Rodman appeared to believe he played some role in securing Warmbier's release, he maintained his visits to North Korea were not an attempt to carry out a political agenda or negotiate for detainees' release.



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