Otto Warmbier: North Korea ‘releases jailed US student’


North Korea is releasing US student Otto Warmbier, US media quote Secretary of State Rex Tillerson as saying.

Mr Warmbier, 21, was sentenced in March 2016 to 15 years hard labour for attempting to steal a propaganda sign from a hotel.

Reports of his release come as US basketball star Dennis Rodman is in North Korea for a visit.

Mr Rodman is a friend of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, and travelled to the country in 2013 and 2014.

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