Tour firm used by Otto Warmbier stops taking US citizens to North Korea

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Young Pioneer Tours says risk is too high after 22-year-old student died on his return from imprisonment in the secretive state

The travel agency that arranged Otto Warmbier’s trip to North Korea has said it will no longer be taking US citizens to the secretive state after he was returned to the US in a coma and later died in hospital.

Warmbier, a 22-year-old American student, was travelling with the China-based agent Young Pioneer Tours when he was arrested at Pyongyang airport in January 2016 and sentenced to 15 years hard labour after allegedly stealing a propaganda poster from his hotel.

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