North Korea has certainly never been a nation of civility, but what they did at the expense of an American citizen’s life is completely unforgivable by the United States.

A young American college student who was imprisoned to 15 years hard labor for a minor theft was brutalized at the hands of North Korean enforcers.

Reportedly, Otto Warmbier spent over a year in a coma, suffering severe brain damage, and recently died from his injuries. So the question now arises – will North Korea face retribution for his death?

The New York Post reported:

An American student serving 15 years of hard labor in North Korea was evacuated from the rogue country Tuesday after being in a coma for more than a year amid reports he had been brutally beaten.

“Our son is coming home,” Fred Warmbier told The Washington Post. “At the moment, we’re just treating this like he’s been in an accident. We get to see our son Otto tonight.”

His 23-year-old son, a University of Virginia student, has been in a coma since being convicted in Pyongyang in March 2016 for stealing a propaganda banner from a hotel.

Tensions between the United States and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un are now at an all- time high and could mark a tipping point in potential conflict between the two nations.

North Korea is denying they had anything to do with Otto’s condition, but they have a well known history of violence.

The New York Times reported:

Despite a history of such treatment of prisoners dating to the 1950-53 Korean War, North Korea has generally refrained from physically abusing the Americans it has held in recent decades. That makes the case of Otto Warmbier; a 22-year-old American college student who had been serving a 15-year sentence in North Korea, even more striking. Mr. Warmbier was released in a coma and returned on Tuesday to the United States, where he was immediately taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for treatment. Details of his condition are not yet known. A senior American official has said the United States obtained intelligence reports that he had been repeatedly beaten. His fate has cast new attention on how North Korea treats foreigners in captivity.

President Trump issued a statement condemning North Korea’s actions and offering his condolences to the Warmbier family.

In Trump’s statement, he declared the United States could handle the brutal North Korean regime.

The Hill reported:

“Melania and I offer our deepest condolences to the family of Otto Warmbier on his untimely passing. There is nothing more tragic for a parent than to lose a child in the prime of life,” the president said in a statement. During a tech industry roundtable at the White House, Trump said “a lot of bad things happened” to Warmbier during his time in North Korea.

“But at least we got him home to be with his parents where they were so happy to see him, even though he was in very tough condition. But he just passed away a little while ago. It is a brutal regime and we’ll be able to handle it,” Trump said.

The United States will not be intimated by North Korea, nor will they allow the brutal regime to get away with the loss of life they inflicted.

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