North Korea Says It’s Holding U.S. Student for ‘Hostile Act’

January 22, 2016 9:19 AM

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North Korea Says It’s Holding U.S. Student for ‘Hostile Act’

HONG KONG — North Korean state news media said on Friday that a university student from the United States who had entered the country as a tourist was being held for “a hostile act.”

The University of Virginia student, Otto Frederick Warmbier, was accused of entering North Korea with the intent of “bringing down the foundation of its single-minded unity,” according to the North’s official Korean Central News Agency. A university directory identified him as a student in the class...

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