Otto Warmbier testifying in North Korea in 2016. Photo: AFP

Otto Warmbier’s family seeks US$1 billion in damages from North Korea, holding regime liable for torturing and killing him

  • Warmbier visited North Korea as a tourist on his way to a study-abroad programme but was arrested and imprisoned in 2016 for 15 years for stealing a propaganda sign
  • He died days after his return in June 2017, with severe brain damage and no awareness of his surroundings. Doctors said he had been in a coma for more than a year
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Otto Warmbier testifying in North Korea in 2016. Photo: AFP
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