Warmbier, who is Jewish, was flown out of Pyongyang in a coma and was believed to have been tortured.
“He tells me he didn’t know about it, and I take him at his word.”
North Korea didn’t contest the case, according to Bloomberg, which could mean the country may refuse to pay the damages.
Otto Warmbier’s parents said they hope “something positive” will come out of President Trump’s summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un.
“Without Otto this would not have happened,” Trump said after the summit. Warmbier died after sustaining brain damage in Korean captivity.
President Trump also said that Warmbier, who was released from captivity with severe brain damage, “has not died in vain.”
On Google Earth we can see exactly where the North Korean regime operates death camps. At least one camp is the size of the city of Los Angeles.
Warmbier was “kept as a prisoner for political purposes, used as a pawn and singled out for exceptionally harsh and brutal treatment,” his dad said.
Otto Warmbier’s parents sued North Korea on Thursday over their son’s death in 2017
Pence’s trip is part of a U.S. pressure campaign on North Korea against its nuclear ambitions.