United States student freed by North Korea has severe brain damage: doctors

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"This pattern of brain injury is usually seen as result of cardiopulmonary arrest where the blood supply to brain is inadequate for a period of time resulting in the death of brain tissue", Dr. Daniel Kanter, director of the Neurocritical Care Program at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, said in a press conference, according to CNN. But they said Otto shows no current signs of botulism. "North Korea is a pariah regime, they're brutal and they're terroristic". He was charged with stealing the sign from a staff-only floor in the Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang and committing "crimes against the state".

"It is my understanding that Ambassador Yun and his team, at the direction of the President [Donald Trump], aggressively pursued resolution of the situation", Warmbier said.

Ruggiero said there are multiple arguments for restricting USA tourism to North Korea, including limiting the hard currency the regime receives from such trips.

His wife, Cindy Warmbier, remained by her son's side at a University of Cincinnati Health hospital. "We are extremely grateful for their efforts and concern", Warmbier said.

North Korea has essentially denied allegations of foul play.

Kanter and fellow University of Cincinnati physicians Brandon Foreman and Jordan Bonomo said they saw no sign of active botulism poisoning. He says the administration is heartened Warmbier has been reunited with his family.

He returned to Cincinnati yesterday on a medevac flight and in a coma, having been "brutalized" by his captors, his father, Fred Warmbier, said in a statement.

Warmbier was on a tour of North Korea early a year ago when he allegedly tried to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel and was charged with hostile acts against the state.

Warmbier is the 22-year-old American who was held hostage in North Korea for more than a year before returning home to OH this week in a coma.

During the press conference Fred Warmbier revealed President Trump had called him the previous night: "It was a really nice conversation".

An American named Otto Warmbier, 22, was released this week by North Korean officials in an terrible condition.

Warmbier said soon after his son was captured, the Obama Administration advised them to lay low and not risk offending the North Korean government.

"They lure Americans, they take them hostage, then they do things to them", he said, tearing up as he pointed out to reporters that he was wearing the same jacket Otto wore for his televised confession.

A US diplomat who traveled to North Korea to secure American college student Otto Warmbier's (WORM'-birz) release also was able to make contact with three other Americans detained there.

"I know you have many questions about what transpired". Doctors planned an update later Thursday.

Diplomat Dennis Rodman, who is now in North Korea, declined to comment Tuesday on Warmbier's condition or that of three other Americans still being detained.

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