Watch: US student who got 15 years hard labor for stealing a poster begs for mercy from North Korea; Obama’s response is PATHETIC
Ok, here we go again. The pudgy little fat kid with the bad haircut is at it once more – and that’s not just about constantly shooting off of missiles, conducting nuclear tests and the incessant threats. Needless to say, he sees Iran getting away with it, and figures why not me? And if any of you don’t believe there’s some collusion between North Korea and Iran, you’re smokin’ whacky tobacky.
So, following Iran’s lead, North Korea has taken another act of defiance towards the United States – and this time, an American citizen.
As reported by Fox News, “North Korea’s highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor for subversion on Wednesday, weeks after authorities presented him to media and he tearfully confessed that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner.
Otto Warmbier, 21, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea’s Supreme Court.
He was charged with subversion under Article 60 of North Korea’s criminal code. The court held that he had committed a crime “pursuant to the U.S. government’s hostile policy toward (the North), in a bid to impair the unity of its people after entering it as a tourist.
North Korea regularly accuses Washington and Seoul of sending spies to overthrow its government to enable the U.S.-backed South Korean government to take control of the Korean Peninsula.
Before the trial, Warmbier had said he tried to steal a propaganda banner as a trophy for an acquaintance who wanted to hang it in her church. That would be grounds in North Korea for a subversion charge. He identified the church as Friendship United Methodist Church. Meshach Kanyion, pastor of the church in Wyoming, declined to comment Wednesday.
Trials for foreigners facing similar charges in North Korea are generally short and punishments severe. Warmbier was
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