Outrageous North Korea Sentences UVA Student to 15 Years at Labor Camp for Taking Banner
North Korea's highest court sentenced University of Virginia undergrad to 15 years in prison with hard labor for "subversion."
Today's trial, lasting just one hour, comes weeks after 21-year-old Otto Warmbier was filmed tearfully confessing that he had tried to steal a propaganda banner from his hotel room.
Warmbier was paraded in front of cameras after learning his punishment.
During the sentencing, Warmbier pleaded with the court asking them to save his life and think of his family.
It's unknown where Warmbier will be taken, but the North oversees a vast network of labor camps holding an estimated 200,000 prisoners.
Foreign Affairs Correspondent Benjamin Hall reported on "Real Story" that the trial was "a complete sham."
Hall said the North has a history of bartering back western prisoners, but that Warmbier's sentencing comes at a time when U.S.-North Korea relations are at an all-time low.
"It does seem as if Wombier may be there for quite some time," Hall said.
Watch the report above.