Otto Warmbier, the student held as a prisoner by North Korea for 17 months, in a coma for almost all of it, has passed away today. My heart goes out to his family and loved ones. And I hope that this tragedy will spark more serious discussion and action about the wide-scale atrocities and human rights violations North Korea is committing against thousands of prisoners and its own citizens every day. We always say “never again” when we look back at history, but we are letting history repeat there, once again.
Rest In Peace Otto, and the thousands others whose names we will probably never learn.