North Korea Sentences US College Student To 15 Years Of Hard Labor
North Korea has reportedly sentenced University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier to 15 years of hard labor in prison for stealing a regime sign.By Melissa Prax | March 16, 2016
The American student arrested in North Korea for stealing one of the regime's propaganda signs has reportedly been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in prison.
University of Virginia economics student Otto Warmbier was detained in January for the crime, which government-run media dubbed a "hostile act."
The Ohio native's trial reportedly lasted an hour, and he didn't have anyone from the U.S. there to defend him because of its strained ties with North Korea. A Swedish representative sat in on the trial for the U.S.