WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the family of Otto Warmbier, the college student who died after being tortured in a North Korean labor camp, said Trump‘s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will not deter their lawsuit against the totalitarian regime.
“The summit has no negative impact on the suit. We are moving full speed ahead and the family is eager to get before the district court,” said Richard Cullen, the attorney for Cindy and Fred Warmbier. Cullen is also the attorney representing Vice President Mike Pence in the Mueller probe.
The Warmbiers filed a lawsuit against the North Korean government in April, claiming it had violated international law by forcing their son to confess he had carried out an act of subversion on behalf of the U.S. government in early 2016 and subsequently torturing him until he fell into a coma. The Warmbiers last saw their son when he was flown back to the U.S. in June 2017, still in a coma. He died soon after.