First on CNN: U.S. student detained in North Korea confesses to 'hostile act'

February 29, 2016 2:47 AM

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First on CNN: U.S. student detained in North Korea confesses to 'hostile act'

In a video supplied to CNN, North Korean guards escorted Warmbier into the room. He was not restrained, and was wearing dark trousers, a light-colored blazer, shirt and tie.

Appearing to read from a statement, Warmbier said: "I committed the crime of taking down a political slogan from the staff holding area of the Yanggakdo International Hotel." It is not known if the student was forced by the DPRK to speak, or whether he was coerced.

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