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Otto Warmbier's Parents Rip North Korea as 'Terrorists'

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    Fred Warmbier, the father of the American college student who spent the last TK months as a prisoner in North Korea, Otto Warmbier, spoke to the press on June 14. Otto is in stable condition. (Published Thursday, June 15, 2017)

    North Korea should be thought of as terrorists, "not a victim," said the parents of the American college student who died after spending months in a prison there, NBC News reported.

    "They kidnapped Otto, they tortured him, they intentionally injured him, they are not victims, they are terrorists," said Fred Warmbier on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," alongside his wife Cindy Warmbier Tuesday, after North Korea claimed falsely that the United States had declared war on it through a threatening tweet from the president.

    The Warmbiers' son was unconscious, blind and deaf when he returned to America in June on a military aircraft, in such a mangled state that his appearance almost caused Cindy Warmbier to "pass out."

    "We got halfway up the steps, we heard this howling, involuntary, inhuman, sound. We weren't really certain what it was," Fred Warmbier said. "Otto was on the stretcher … and was jerking violently making these inhuman sounds."

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    [NATL] Friends Mourn Loss of Otto Warmbier

    North Korean detainee Otto Warmbier died less than a week after coming back to his hometown in Ohio. Jay Klein, Warmbier's soccer teammate when Otto was a senior at Wyoming High School, says he cherishes the time they spent together.

    (Published Thursday, June 22, 2017)