After spending 3 days visiting North Korea, American student Otto Warmbier was arrested while trying to leave the country. The only explanation given by the North Korean government was that he allegedly stole a piece of propaganda.
The whole judicial process was shady. There were no proofs, no witnesses, and Otto's testimony was read from a piece of paper. The jury sentenced him to 15 years of hard labor. The American government condemned the jury's resolution, but the North Korean government said that he needed to serve his time.
After 17 months, the North Korean government decided to release him on "humanitarian grounds", but once Otto landed in the U.S. it was clear that he had been in a coma for a very long time. Less than 1 week after his arrival, he died.
We condemn the way the North Korean government dealt with this situation: everyone has the right to a fair trial and, if found guilty, everyone has the right to complete their sentence in suitable conditions, without any type of torture or cruel treatments. And most important of all, everyone has the right to live.
Credits: Annelys PM Casanova (@la_jiri_libre)
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