North Korea is cancer to the Earth, these were the sentiments of Cindy Warmbie, mother to Otto Warmbie, the American student who was detained in North Korea for 17 months and later died in the US in 2017. Cindy made a surprise visit to the Hudson Institute in Washington D.C where the seminar on North Korean Abduction Issues was taking place and joined other families their families and friends have been abducted and detained in North Korea.
Otto Frederick Warmbier was an American college student who was arrested in North Korea back in 2016 for pulling down a propaganda post. He was detained for 17 months and later released and taken back to the United States in Coma and died six days later after release. It was clear that Otto was tortured by the North Korean government.
She believes that the United States should put more pressure on North Korea for them to change.
“Unless we keep the pressure on North Korea, they are not going to change. And I am very afraid that we’re going to let up on this pressure,” Cindy said
Cindy was so disturbed by the revelation that the North Korea government sent a $2 million bill to the U.S government for her son’s hospital care while in North Korea.
“Had I known that North Korea wanted money for Otto I would have gladly given them money from day one,” Cindy said.
President Donald Trump denied paying North Korea $2 Million for the hospital bill for Otto Fredrick Warmbie