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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 - 9:41
US student sent home from North Korea dies
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The US student held in captivity for more than 15 months in North Korea has died a week after returning home.

Otto Warmbier, 22, was serving 15 years of hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.

He was sent back to the US last Tuesday on humanitarian grounds - it emerged he had been in a coma for a year.

North Korea said he had contracted botulism but his family say North Korea subjected him to "awful torturous mistreatment" in detention.

A team of US doctors have also disputed North Korea's version of events.

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