North Korea doles out harsh sentence to American college student

March 16, 2016 6:41 AM

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North Korea doles out harsh sentence to American college student

PYONGYANG, North Korea -- North Korea's highest court sentenced an American tourist to 15 years in prison with hard labor on Wednesday for subversion.

Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate, was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial in North Korea's Supreme Court.

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