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Wednesday, 16 March 2016 - 16:53
US Student Otto Warmbier Given Hard Labour In North Korea
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US student Otto Warmbier has been given 15 years hard labour in North Korea for crimes against the state.

Warmbier was arrested for trying to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel while visiting North Korea in January.

He later appeared on state TV apparently confessing and saying a church group had asked him to bring back a "trophy" from his trip.

North Korea sometimes uses the detention of foreigners as a means of exerting pressure on its adversaries.

South Korea says the 15-year sentence is high compared to those given to foreigners in the past.

This could be due to the particularly high tensions at the moment between North Korea and the US.

State media has not yet reported the sentencing, but China's Xinhua state news agency said it was handed down by the Supreme Court.

 

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