The final photographs of Otto Warmbier in North Korea show him happily mingling with locals, drinking beer and laughing with his tour group of new friends before he was jailed for stealing a propaganda poster, imprisoned for 17 months and ‘brutalised’ into a coma from which he died this week.
The images were obtained yesterday, a day after the 22-year-old died at a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, after being suddenly returned to his family on ‘humanitarian release’ by the North Korean regime on June 13.
They show him gleefully throwing snowballs with portraits of dictator Kim Jong Un in the background and posing with local women and members of the tour group he was a part of.
In others, he is seen sampling local delicacies in restaurants, posing for a selfies and giggling on their bus on New Year’s Eve. The rest of the photos after the cut. RIP Otto!