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UVA's rotunda. File photo.

Detained UVA student faces North Korean press

The UVA student detained in North Korea last month for allegedly committing a “hostile act” against the country publicly apologized for making “the worst mistake of [his] life” February 29 at a government-arranged news conference in Pyongyang. Otto Franklin Warmbier, a third-year commerce student, Echols scholar and Theta Chi fraternity brother, was visiting North Korea […]

UVA's Rotunda. File photo

Little information released about UVA student arrested in North Korea

A University of Virginia student is currently detained in North Korea for allegedly committing a “hostile act” against the country. Otto Franklin Warmbier, a third-year commerce student, Echols scholar and Theta Chi fraternity brother, was visiting North Korea with the Chinese travel agency Young Pioneer Tours, which markets itself as providing “budget tours to destinations […]

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