40 Illegal Photos Exposing the Truth About Life in North Korea

Recently, a college student from the United States, Otto Warmbier, returned from North Korea after serving 17-months of a fifteen-year sentence for stealing propaganda from the hotel where he stayed. Warmbier came home in a vegetative state, then died days later. While Warmbier had admitted to the allegations, few believe he deserved to die for his crimes. His story has provoked outrage and reinvigorated curiosities about North Korea. People in the United States, and the world at large, want to know what the heck is up with this country? Most of the photos in this gallery are from tourists or former residents, taken in violation of the same laws that convicted Warmbier.

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