for North Korea to pay due to the death of an American, Otto warm beer, more than 500 million dollars (about 438 million euros) to the family of the deceased student.

a US Federal court ruled in Washington. North Korea was responsible for the torture, hostage-taking and killing of the young man and for the injuries that Warmbiers family had suffered thereby, it was said to the grounds.

at the beginning of 2016 was taken, the then 21-year-old Otto and warm beer after a group trip to the country of departure and sentenced for “hostile acts against the state” 15 years in a labour camp. A few days after his return to the United States in June 2017 he died – he had then been 15 months in a coma.

Warmbiers family had filed a lawsuit against North Korea because of “brutal torture and murder”. They accused the North Korean Regime of dictator Kim Jong-Un, it took Otto of warm beer as a hostage, a political prisoner held and brutally mistreated.


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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