The American student who was released last week after being held prisoner in North Korea for 17 months has died in hospital in home city of Cincinnati.
Twenty-two-year-old Otto Warmbier was returned to the US on Tuesday but it emerged that he had been in a coma for nearly a year.
His father revealed that US doctors had diagnosed extensive brain damage which had left him in an unresponsive state.
In a statement the family blamed torturous mistreatment for their son’s death at the hands of the North Koreans.
The touching, heartbreaking statement of Otto Warmbier’s parents, on their son’s death after being released from captivity in North Korea. pic.twitter.com/nuPzKgGzJR— Pádraig Belton (@PadraigBelton) June 19, 2017
President Donald Trump has denounced the brutality of the North Korean regime: