Trump gushes over Kim Jong Un as judge orders North Korea to pay for Otto Warmbier’s death – New York Post - http://www.straittalk.co.za | make money onlineDecember 25, 2018 1:44 am
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President Trump said Monday he was “looking forward” to his next summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un — the same day a federal judge ordered Pyongyang to pay $501 million for the death of Otto Warmbier, who was tortured by the dictator’s thugs and later died.
The Warmbiers said in a statement they had promised their son justice.
“We are thankful that the United States has a fair and open judicial system so that the world can see that the Kim regime is legally and morally responsible for Otto’s death,” the Warmbiers said.
“We put ourselves and our family through the ordeal of a lawsuit and public trial because we promised Otto that we will never rest until we have justice for him. Today’s thoughtful opinion by Chief Judge Howell is a significant step on our journey.”
US courts can compensate default judgment holders by ordering the seizure of funds or other assets located within the country, but that is unlikely in this case because sanctions prohibit North Korea from accessing the US financial system.
A student at the University of Virginia, Warmbier was imprisoned in North Korea for 17 months starting in January 2016.
With Post wires