University of Virginia Student Sentenced to 15 Years Hard Labor in North Korea

Posted: Mar 18, 2016 10:35 AM

University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor after stealing a propaganda sign from a hotel.

Video of the incident, as well as Warmbier's sentencing, was released yesterday:

Warmbier has been held in North Korea since January. The U.S. has urged North Korean authorities to release him on humanitarian grounds. Warmbier was visiting North Korea as part of a tour group.