North Korea releases jailed US student

North Korea releases jailed US student

North Korea is releasing 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. Mr Tillerson was quoted by the AP as saying Mr Warmbier is on his way back to the US.

It is not clear if his release is linked to the arrival of US basketball star Dennis Rodman in North Korea. Read more 

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