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The casket of Otto Warmbier is carried

The casket of Otto Warmbier is carried from Wyoming High School after his funeral, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Wyoming, Ohio. (Photo: Bryan Woolston/AP)

U.S. student Otto Warmbier dies after being released by North Korea in a coma

A long line of mourners waited to enter funeral services early Thursday, June 22 for Otto Warmbier, the U.S. student imprisoned in North Korea who returned home last week in a coma that proved fatal.

The services were being held in his home state of Ohio, with the funeral at his former high school and burial at a Cincinnati cemetery.

Sentenced to hard labor for stealing a political poster from a North Korean hotel, the 22-year-old Warmbier was medically evacuated in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in captivity.

Suffering from severe brain damage, he died Monday at a Cincinnati hospital. President Donald Trump slammed Warmbier’s detention and eventual death as “a total disgrace.” (AFP)

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