North Korea has released Otto Warmbier, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday.
But the parents of the 22-year old American college student say their son is in a coma and was on a Medivac flight on his way home.
Fred and Cindy Warmbier said in a statement to The Associated Press that they have been told their son has been in a coma since March 2016, but they had just learned about his condition only one week ago.
“We want the world to know how we and our son have been brutalized and terrorized by the pariah regime in North Korea,” they said.
Warmbier was serving a 15-year prison term with hard labor for alleged anti-state acts. (Read more from “N Korea Releases US Hostage Otto Warmbier After Putting Him in a Coma” HERE)