Otto Warmbier's parents to get $240K seized from North Korea
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the parents of a U.S. student Otto Warmbier, who died after being imprisoned by North Korea, should receive about $240,000.
The 22-year-old was returned to the United States in a vegetative state and died shortly after. The payment will come from money seized from a North Korean bank account.
It's a partial payment toward the more than $501 million Fred and Cindy Warmbier of Wyoming, Ohio, were awarded in 2018 by a federal judge.
The couple claim their son was tortured by North Korea after being convicted in 2016 of trying to steal a propaganda poster.