College student returned to US in coma with rearranged bottom teeth, indicative of torture
September 26, 2017
The parents of Otto Warmbier appeared on Fox & Friends and CNN Tuesday detailing their son’s brutal torture at the hands of the North Korean regime.
Warmbier, 22, was returned to the US from North Korea three months ago after being detained for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel in late 2015. He died in June 2017 after physicians determined he’d suffered extensive brain damage.
Warmbier’s parents say they’d hoped Otto could eventually be rehabilitated, but had to reassess their optimism after finding their son deaf, blind, writhing in pain and screaming.
“So what we pictured, because we’re optimists, is that Otto would be asleep and maybe in a medically induced coma and then when our doctors here would work with him and he’d get the best care and love that he would come out of it,” Cindy Warmbier told Fox, describing the first time the parents reunited with their son.
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“We walked over to the plane, the engines are still humming, they had just landed… When we got halfway up the steps we heard this howling, involuntary, inhuman sound,” Fred Warmbier stated. “We weren’t really certain what it was.”
“Otto had a shaved head, he had a feeding tube coming out of his nose, he was staring blankly into space, jerking violently,” Fred recounted. “He was blind. He was deaf. As we looked at him and tried to comfort him, it looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers and rearranged his bottom teeth.”
“They destroyed him,” Cindy added.
“North Korea is not a victim, they are terrorists,” Fred reiterated. “They kidnapped Otto, they tortured him, they intentionally injured Otto.”
“We weren’t prepared for this at all. His hands and legs were totally deformed,” Fred…