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North Korea: PyongYang Releases US Jailed Student

North Korea has released jailed US student Otto Warmbier, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says. Mr Warmbier, 22, was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel. Otto Warmbier, an economics graduate from the University of Virginia, travelled to North Korea as a tourist with Young Pioneer Tours. He was arrested on 2 January 2016, later giving a television confession that he had tried to take down a political slogan from a staff area of Yanggakdo International Hotel.

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