Hallowed leader's name behind U.S. student's jailing in North Korea




 
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Hallowed leader's name behind U.S. student's jailing in North Korea
 
March 17th, 2016  
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Hallowed leader's name behind U.S. student's jailing in North Korea
By James Pearson and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by North Korea's supreme court was convicted for trying to steal a banner invoking former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, state media footage of the trial indicates. The court sentenced the student, Otto Warmbier, on Wednesday for "crimes against the state", North Korean media reported. The United States condemned the punishment as politically motivated and called on North Korea to pardon the University of Virginia student from Wyoming, Ohio, and release him on humanitarian grounds.




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