Beijing: It was supposed to be just a short trip and tour of North Korea for Otto Warmbier.His journey came through Young Pioneer Tours, a group that specialises in trips to places considered difficult to access because of political or economic strife, and its slogan is “Budget tours to destinations your mother wants you to stay away from.”Warmbier’s visit turned into a year-and-a-half nightmare. The college student received a 15-year prison sentence for what the communist country called a crime against the state. In reality, he admitted, he tried to steal a banner from a hotel. Warmbier was sentenced in March 2016, about three months after his arrest.On Tuesday, finally came news that the 23-year-old had been released and late that … Next »
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