Update: Parents of Otto Warmbier Reveal Son’s Shockingly Brutal Torture at Hands of North Korea

Parents of Otto Warmbier Reveal Son’s Shockingly Brutal Torture at Hands of North Korea

College student returned to US in coma with rearranged bottom teeth indicative of torture

Warmbier, 22, was returned to the US from North Korea three months ago after being detained for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel in late 2015. He died in June 2017 after physicians determined he’d suffered extensive brain damage.

Warmbier’s parents say they’d hoped Otto could eventually be rehabilitated, but had to reassess their optimism after finding their son deaf, blind, writhing in pain and screaming.

“We walked over to the plane, the engines are still humming, they had just landed… When we got halfway up the steps we heard this howling, involuntary, inhuman sound,” Fred Warmbier stated. “We weren’t really certain what it was.”

“Otto had a shaved head, he had a feeding tube coming out of his nose, he was staring blankly into space, jerking violently,” Fred recounted. “He was blind. He was deaf. As we looked at him and tried to comfort him, it looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers and rearranged his bottom teeth.”

“They destroyed him,” Cindy added.

“North Korea is not a victim, they are terrorists,” Fred reiterated. “They kidnapped Otto, they tortured him, they intentionally injured Otto.”

“We weren’t prepared for this at all. His hands and legs were totally deformed,” the Warmbiers told CNN, also addressing a huge cut on Otto’s foot.

“Our coroner did a visual. It covered the entire top of his foot. How do you get a scar that covers the entire top of your foot? She said it had to be an open wound for months and months and months.”

“Our family and Otto were humiliated by the North Koreans. Otto was tortured and essentially murdered.”

Upon his return, University of Cincinnati Medical Center doctors determined Otto suffered “extensive loss of brain tissue,” consistent with a lack of oxygen to the brain, and had been in a vegetative state since April 2016.

Doctors, however, were unable to find evidence that the regime had tortured Otto, and the regime vehemently denied it had tortured him, instead accusing the US of waging a propaganda campaign against them.

“North Korea claimed Warmbier slipped into a coma after contracting botulism and taking a sleeping pill and that he was provided proper medical care,” reported The Washington Post.

Prior to his conviction, the University of Virginia student was forced to deliver a confession, in addition to a humiliating, tearful apology defending his life before North Korean officials, who ultimately denied his requests for clemency and sentenced him to 15 years hard labor.

Fred Warmbier also called on the US to list North Korea as a state sponsor of terror, and had previously praised US President Donald Trump for facilitating his son’s return, while the Obama administration had urged the family to keep a “low profile.”

Three other Americans are currently still detained in North Korea.

The Warmbiers’ recollections come as the Trump administration adopts stricter sanctions aimed at discouraging North Korea’s attempts to build a nuclear arsenal.

4 responses to “Update: Parents of Otto Warmbier Reveal Son’s Shockingly Brutal Torture at Hands of North Korea

  1. Considering what North Korean leaders did to Otto and his family,
    American Citizens, there must be a retaliation and no empty sanctions.
    Rocket man and his entire crew of criminals must be put to death,
    the sooner the better and done with no doubt it was done by
    America in a just act……………………..William


  2. “Blind”….”Deaf”….”Large untreated injury to foot”….”rearranged teeth”….”lack of oxygen to brain”…..”provided proper medical care”….
    When did North Korea sign up for Obamacare (or is it, McCaincare)…..?North Korea is a savage inhuman nation, much the same that North Vietnam was (and may still be…..). Inhuman treatment of enemies is the norm.

    Perhaps many of you are not aware of it, but North Korea has murdered US military personnel in the past. In 1976, for example, along the DMZ between North and South Korea, a work crew of South Koreans and Americans, led by a USMA graduate (class of 66) were cutting down a tree that blocked the view and were attacked by North Koreans, wielding axes and machetes, and hacked to death. Naturally, no reprisals were taken by our ‘civilized’ leaders.

    As the old book title says, “You can trust communists….. to be communists”.
    And now, evidently, we have 81 registered communists in our congress (wonder what party affiliation they indicated when they ran?).

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  3. OK. Here goes,..The Japs, Krauts, Commies, E. German Stasi/NKVD, the DPRK, Hitler, Stalin, Genghis Kahn. The Inquisitions. (Name the Popes, win a prize.)… Take some ‘gooks’ up a click and push ’em screamin’ out the door one by one ’till somebody talks. What about Abu Gharib? Search “torture by US troops”… Enhanced Interrogation? Who said that? Nobody”s hands are clean. All throughout (in)human history…Human beings are still animals after all. But even animals don’t torture and kill for sport. I’m waitin’ for the lights to go out… Maybe I can take out some of my ever lovin’ “neighbors” before they eat me… I’m gonna try and I ain’t shootin’ spitballs. Bad times are coming and it’s our turn in the barrel. And dammit I’m old and tired and in the wrong place for this and I can’t bug out anymore. Sleep with two pistols and a riot shotgun by the bed. Double ought buck talks through walls and doors… Oh well. Nobody lives forever… As a brother used to tell me, the important thing is to die well, and he did. I may not die on my feet but I don’t plan to die on my knees like a sniveling punk coward. When my time comes God help me to die well with the name of Jesus on my lips… Amen.

    And so ends my rant…

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  4. Oh, Hell yes!

    Liked by 1 person

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