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Otto Warmbier’s parents are suing North Korea

Fred and Cindy Warmbier by a staircase in their home.
Fred and Cindy Warmbier in their home. Photo: Maddie McGarvey/For the Washington Post

Weeks before Trump is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Otto Warmbier’s parents are suing North Korea for "brutally" torturing and murdering him, The Washington Post reports.

What they're saying: “This lawsuit is another step in holding North Korea accountable for its barbaric treatment of Otto and our family,” Fred Warmbier, Otto’s father, said in a statement.