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North Korea says US student released 'on humanitarian grounds'

AFP  |  Seoul 

North Korea said today it had released US student Otto Warmbier "on humanitarian grounds", state media reported, two days after he was evacuated from Pyongyang after falling into a coma while imprisoned in a labour camp.

"Otto Frederick Warmbier, who had been in hard labour, was sent back home on June 13, 2017 on humanitarian grounds according to the adjudication made on the same day by the Central of the DPRK," the state-run Korean Central Agency said in a statement.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 10:28 IST