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WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – US student Otto Warmbier, who was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months before being returned home in a coma less than a week ago, has died in a Cincinnati hospital, his family said in a statement on Monday (June 19).

“Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today,” the family said in a statement.

Warmbier died at 2:20 pm ET (2:20 am Tuesday Singapore time) at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

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