In 2016, American student Otto Warmbier was sentenced to 15 years of hard labor in North Korea for allegedly attempting to steal a propaganda poster. A year later, he was tragically sent back to the United States in a vegetative state, and he died shortly after from brain damage. US President Donald Trump famously claimed that Warmbier had been “tortured beyond belief” by North Korean authorities, but was this really the case?
In a new documentary, veteran foreign correspondent Klaus Scherer attempts to uncover the truth about what happened to Otto Warmbier in North Korea. Scherer interviews individuals who have never before spoken out about the case, shedding new light on the events surrounding Warmbier’s tragic death. The documentary touches on important questions about the reliability of North Korean and American sources, as well as the potential for political opportunism within the case. With gripping new evidence and eye-opening interviews, this documentary seeks to provide an in-depth look at the real story behind Otto Warmbier’s untimely passing.