#Breaking Otto #Warmbier Is In A Coma, North Korea Says “botulism” and “Sleeping Pills”  

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Yonhap) — The American student just freed from a long detention in North Korea is in a coma, his parents were quoted as saying Tuesday, a surprise that could further complicate the already tense relations between the two countries.Otto Warmbier, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, was released after 17 months of detention in the communist nation. His parents later told the Washington Post that their son was being transported on a U.S. military plane in a coma. The parents were also quoted as saying that North Korean officials informed them via U.S. envoys that Warmbier fell ill from botulism sometime after his trial in March last year and fell into a coma after taking a sleeping pill.

Source: (2nd LD) U.S. student freed from N. Korea in state of ‘coma’