His vacation to North Korea didn’t go as planned.
When we think of places to travel as college students, we think of the Caribbean for fun, or Europe for history and languages. Destinations that don’t necessarily cross our mind: militaristic, totalitarian, repressive countries like North Korea.
Yet for Otto Warmbier, the 21-year-old University of Virginia student, a quick trip to North Korea ended up turning into a disastrously extended stay.
Now he could face 15 years or more of hard labor.
In North Korea, even petty crimes are not taken lightly.