Politics North Korea gives Virginia student 15 yrs hard labor

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  1. GaryPuppet

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    CNN—North Korea has sentenced American student Otto Frederick Warmbier to 15 years hard labor for crimes against the state, a North Korean official confirmed to CNN Wednesday.

    Warmbier had traveled to Pyongyang on a trip organized by Young Pioneer Tours, a China-based travel company. He was arrested on January 2, 2016, as he was about to board a plane to leave the country


    In an emotional press conference last month, the 21-year-old student at the University of Virginia admitted to attempting to steal a banner with a political slogan from his hotel in the North Korean capital. It is not known whether Warmbier made the admission under duress.

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    Appearing to read from a statement, he said: "I committed the crime of taking down a political slogan from the staff holding area of the Yanggakdo International Hotel."

    Warmbier is escorted at the North Korean Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 16, 2016.
    "I never, never should have allowed myself to be lured by the United States administration to commit a crime in this country," he said tearfully, as he begged for forgiveness.

    "I wish that the United States administration never manipulate people like myself in the future to commit crimes against foreign countries. I entirely beg you, the people and government of the DPRK, for your forgiveness. Please! I made the worst mistake of my life!"

    Warmbier tearfully confessed to "hostile acts" against the DPRK
    The North Korean government alleges Warmbier was encouraged to commit the "hostile act" by a purported member of an Ohio church, a secretive university organization and even the CIA.

    The tour company he traveled with said on its website it is aware of his sentencing and that it should "be viewed in similar context of previous cases of Americans being sentenced in the DPRK."

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    Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller are the most recent American detainees who have been released by North Korea.

    Both were accused of perpetrating "hostile acts" against North Korea; Miller spent less than a year in custody after being sentenced to six years hard labor, and Bae, facing a 15-year sentence, was held for nearly two years.

    The pair secured their freedom in late 2014.

    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson told The New York Times he met with two North Korean diplomats on Tuesday to lobby for Warmbier's release.

    Richardson is a veteran diplomat and a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

    Tensions have been particularly fraught on the Korean peninsula in recent weeks. Some North Korea watchers have accused the regime of using detained U.S. citizens as political pawns.
     
  2. Mark Mayonnaise

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    Fucks sake we know
     
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  3. Mark Mayonnaise

    Mark Mayonnaise You look like a tree! VIP

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    Tell us about the Hindenberg next why don't you
     
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    i laugh every time one of these idiots gets arrested in the land of plenty. unfortunately, his family will be screaming about the U.S. not doing enough to get their baby released, and we'll probably trade something important away to get back a halfwit who decided to steal something in north korea!

    i say let him enjoy life in the hard lane. at least his genes won't spread.
     
  5. Krinkle

    Krinkle What?

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    People actually want to go to North Korea?

    Fuck that.
     
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    lesson...don't go to North Korea...EVER
     
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    I wouldn't mind checking out Stalinist North Korea. Has ANY of the Americans detained from the tours didn't turn out to be some fucktard like this dude, or religious nut who was smuggling bibles to evangelize North Koreans?
     
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    I say wtf are you doing in N.Korea? You just can't go to six flags for thrills?
     
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    North Korea has never made my vacation wish list ....nor will it .
     
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    just watch one of the documentaries on youtube to soothe your curiosity.
     
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    I hate thieves
     
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    "Oh, Billy........"
     
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    I heard today on nutjob Becks radio show the guy was offered a $10k value used car back at home for the poster. I bet that's a fortune in N.K.
    Don't stir shit and not expect splatter.
     
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    the guy deserves what he got. its north korea for fucks sake
     
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    Talkn about being super fucked.....Oh well
     
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    Whey happened to white privilege????
     
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    What do you call one dumbshit millennial college student sentenced to 15 years hard labor in North Korea? A good start! Hahahaha!

    Except I'm not joking.
     
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