U.S. to announce travel ban for North Korea?


"However, he shows no signs of understanding language, responding to verbal commands or awareness to his surroundings".

To the North Korean claim that Otto suffered from botulism, Dr. Brandon Foreman said all tests have found no evidence of active botulism.

Rodman's North Korea visits over the years have fuelled speculation that he could somehow facilitate a diplomatic breakthrough between Pyongyang and Washington.

Kanter said his medical team has had no direct contact with North Korean authorities although he did say they sent along medical records, including medical imaging scans on a disk and blood lab results with dates.

"Based on the analysis, the brain injury occurred in the preceding weeks", Kanter said.

Business Insider reported that Young Pioneer Tours, the tour company that Warmbier used, did not mention the State Department travel warnings about North Korea. Late Tuesday night, the Gulfstream jet touched down in Cincinnati, and his family finally got to see him, before medical personnel carried him off the plane into a waiting ambulance.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Donald Trump said Friday he is "glad" the USA was able to bring back Otto Warmbier, the American who was detained in North Korea for 17 months, though he expressed outrage that he is now in a coma. "We went for 15 months without a word from or about Otto". In Congress, a bipartisan bill was proposed in May by Republican Rep. Joe Wilson and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, which calls for Americans to be barred from touring the oppressive country and requiring them to obtain special permission for other types of visits.

She says Yun's visit to Warmbier along with two doctors took place in a North Korean hospital. Yun reportedly also visited three other USA citizens that are now being held in North Korea. He said Warmbier was breathing on his own.

The university student had been on a tourist trip when he was arrested and sentenced to 15 years hard labour, a punishment the U.S. decried as far out of proportion to his alleged crime, accusing the North of using him as a political pawn. He had been on a tour of the reclusive country, his parents said.

He praised Otto's "adventurous side" and said it was "tough to process" how his son was treated by the North Korean regime.

Fred Warmbier, wearing the jacket his son wore to his March 2016 trial in North Korea, gave a news conference in Cincinnati, Ohio just a few days after his son arrived home in a coma.

In pictures and videos from his time in North Korea, Warmbier can be seen smiling and enjoying himself.

United Nations human rights investigator called on North Korea on Friday to explain why an American student was in a coma when he was returned home this week after more than a year in detention there.

Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said there should be an investigation into what happened to Otto Warmbier leading to this "tragic situation".

Survivors of North Korea's concentration camps draw what they witnessed.

In a one-line statement earlier on Thursday on the state-run Korean Central News Agency, North Korea said it had released Warmbier "on humanitarian grounds".

According to Kelly Martin, Of the Cincinnati Medical Center, Otto has suffered a severe neurological injury, but is in stable condition.

Fred Warmbier said that he does not know why North Korea released his son but the country does not do anything out of "the kindness of their hearts".

Doctors said on Thursday that there was no sign of botulism in Otto Warmbier's system.

Fred Warmbier said there's relief to have their son home in the arms of those who love him and anger that he was so brutally treated for so long.

The father saluted his son as a brilliant, adventurous and courageous man who did what he could to endure brutality and terror.

Blue-and-white ribbons in the school's colors were tied around trees and utility poles all the way along the city's main road in a show of support.

He left the vehicle and spoke to the crowd. "They don't speak. There's nothing that is, sort of, voluntary in terms of movements, even though their eyes are open". "I'm dealing with my son". But we're tremendously proud of him. "It was kind", Fred Warmbier said.

Wilson points out that 17 Americans have been detained in recent years in North Korea. However, Rodman reportedly said the issue was "not my goal right now". "My goal is to go over there and try to see if I can keep bringing sports to North Korea".