FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 20, 2017
The Korean American Bar Association for the Washington D.C. area extends its heartfelt sympathies to Otto Warmbier’s family on the loss of their son.
A short time after most of his classmates graduated from the University of Virginia, Otto slipped away from life after his barbaric 17 months of captivity in North Korea.
While no words may lessen the pain of losing a loved one, we hope Otto’s family can find strength and peace. In the words of A.E. Housman, this intelligent, inquisitive young man is sadly now a “townsman of a stiller town.”
Three Americans remain hostages in North Korea: Dong-chul Kim, Hak-song Kim, and Sang-duk (Tony) Kim. As it happens, these three are Korean Americans. We support our Government’s efforts to bring these three home as well.