Otto Warmbier 'unresponsive', has been in coma for a year

Warmbier was released from a North Korean prison and returned home to suburban Cincinnati on Tuesday in a coma. He is in a coma and has, according to the professionals treating him, suffered "severe injuries to all regions of the brain".

"If there are humanitarian efforts that are being conducted, that's fine", he says.

Fred Warmbier said they are happy Otto is back "in the arms of those who love him", but angry he was treated brutally.

Otto Warmbier was a top student at the University of Virginia who was planning to go into finance, with a summer internship lined up before he left the country in December 2015, a close-knit family and a huge crowd of friends from home and college.

Spokeswoman Heather Nauert (NOW'-ert) says the USA hopes the other Americans will be able to return home soon.

Warmbier arrived home this week, but has suffered brain damage that North Korea attributed to an outbreak of botulism.

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Tuesday his department was continuing "to have discussions" with North Korea about the release of the other three imprisoned Americans.

Warmbier can open his eyes and blink but has no signs of understanding language or responding to commands, Kanter said.

They declined to discuss his prognosis or speculate about the future, at the family's request.

Dr. Jordan Bonomo (L), a Neurointensivist, Dr. Daniel Kanter (C), Medical Director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, and Dr. Brandon Forman (R), a Neurointensive Care Specialist, field questions about the condition and treatment of Otto Warmbier during a news conference at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, June 15, 2017.

Warmbier's father explained the circumstances surrounding his son's trip to North Korea, and the dangers associated with such ventures. "You know, [the president] was very candid", Fred said.

White says Warmbier was a master at defusing tense situations with his humor.

He excelled in academics, graduating from Wyoming High School in 2013 as his class salutatorian and getting a scholarship to the University of Virginia. And this is where doctors have called North Korea's bluff.

Yun met with the North Korean ambassador to the U.N.in NY on June 6 and was told of Warmbier's medical status. Doctors planned an update later Thursday. The North Koreans said that Warmbier was held as a "prisoner of war". Three Americans remain in custody in North Korea over accusations including alleged "hostile acts" and spying. He was then flown back to the US where received urgent medical attention from a team of physicians at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Ohio.

His parents plan a Thursday morning news conference. Warmbier's father Fred lashed out earlier Thursday at the North Korean regime, saying he did not believe its claim that his son contracted botulism and fell into a coma shortly after being arrested previous year. Warmbier said he could "care less" about Rodman's trip.

The father of an American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and was returned to his home state of OH in a coma says the family is "adjusting to a different reality".

Danny Gratton told the Washington Post he met Warmbier in Beijing in December 2015 on a tour to North Korea.

"The time for strategic patience was over", he said, as he and his wife began to grant media interviews.

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