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Public funeral planned for US student freed from North Korea

President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier after his lengthy detention in North Korea was a “total disgrace”, and said if the college student had been returned home to the USA earlier, “I think the result would have been a lot different”.Hamilton County ‘s Dr. Lakshmi Sammarco’s office released a statement saying Otto Warmbier’s family objected to an autopsy so only an external exam of his body was done.”Most likely, China will express concern and regret over the case”, Shi said.A statement from the family said: “Unfortunately, the terrible torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today”.The Trump administration is still considering how to respond to the death of 22-year-old Otto Warmbier. He was held for 17. Warmbier returned to the US last week after being imprisoned for 17 months in North Korea, but was revealed to be in a coma shortly after news of his release emerged.The harsh judgement sparked outrage – but the North Korean dictator said the punishment fit the crime.Mr Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years’ hard labour in March 2016 after being tried for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.He said he had spoken with the Warmbier family.Fred Warmbier, Otto’s father, announced on Tuesday [NZT] that his son had died.Physicians at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where he died, said last Thursday that Warmbier showed no sign of understanding language or awareness of his surroundings, and had made no “purposeful movements or behaviors”, though he was breathing on his own. They described Warmbier’s condition as a state of “unresponsive wakefulness” and said he suffered some type of “severe neurological injury”.Susan Thornton, US acting assistant secretary of state for East Asia, said the State Department was now concerned for the welfare of three other US citizens held in North Korea.”If people are that stupid that they still want to go to that country, then at least they assume the responsibility for their welfare”, McCain said.A person believed to be Otto Warmbier is transferred from a medical transport airplane to a waiting ambulance in Ohio, US, on June 13.Relatives have said USA envoys told them that North Korean officials said Warmbier contracted botulism after his trial and became comatose after taking a sleeping pill, according to the Washington Post.”What I hope to achieve by the end of this year is to draw North Korea out to the table for negotiation through the implementation of various and strong sanctions and pressure”, Moon said.Warmbier grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Wyoming.The popular honors student was a homecoming and prom king who played on his high school’s soccer and swim teams.They said that Warmbier’s brain injury was probably caused by cardiopulmonary arrest cutting the blood supply to the brain.Young Pioneer Tours, the travel company that took Otto Warmbier on a fateful trip to North Korea, will no longer take US citizens into North Korea.2 Jan 2016 – He is arrested at Pyongyang International Airport as he tries to leave the country.”Maybe this will allow Trump and Moon to find some common ground on the North Korea issue”, said Choi Kang, vice president at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies in Seoul. It said the flights demonstrated solidarity among South Korea, Japan and the United States “to defend against provocative and destabilizing actions in the Pacific theater”. While almost all Americans who have been there have left without incident, visitors can be seized and face lengthy incarceration for what might seem like minor infractions.Jeffrey Fowle, also from OH, was detained in 2014 when he intentionally left a Bible in a nightclub. He was released and sent home without charge after six months in custody.Generally speaking, a lack of oxygen in the brain causes widespread damage throughout the brain, whereas a lack of blood flow causes damage that is more pronounced in one part of the brain than in other parts, she said.Young, who travelled to North Korea as a student, added: “I thought I was being adventurous … looking back on it, I was just naive”.