The U.S. student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by North Korea's supreme court was convicted for trying to steal a banner invoking former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, state media footage of the trial indicates.
The court sentenced the student, Otto Warmbier, on Wednesday for "crimes against the state", North Korean media reported.
He tried to steal a banner. A freaking banner. Which was deemed a crime against the state--Kim Jong Un.
I hope people with authority in American institutions of higher learning and people with the power to finance them take a hard look at the end of the road when you empower petty tyrants with the authority to define and punish trifling matters.
Just where is Mr. Warmbier's safe space, I wonder?