January 20, 2022
KCNA KCNA.co.jp (En)

U.S. Distortion of Facts Censured

Date: 27/10/2018 | Source: KCNA.co.jp (En) | Read original version at source

Pyongyang, October 27 (KCNA) -- The director of the Pyongyang Friendship Hospital gave the following answer to a question put by KCNA on Saturday as regards allegations coming out recently within the U.S., which distort the truth as to the cause of death of an American student Warmbier.
American student Warmbier died after his return to the U.S. following the release on sick bail in June 2017. He was undergoing the reform through labor which he had been sentenced to on a charge of anti-DPRK hostile act committed in January 2016.

However, several American doctors reportedly involved in the health check-up and treatment of Warmbier submitted “medical observation” to a federal district court in Washington D.C. on October 10 to the effect that "he had died of torture", alleging that "they had concluded his teeth were dislocated and his gum bone damaged by physical force from outside".

Worse still, Haley, U.S. permanent representative to the UN, reportedly made such reckless remarks as "in north Korea, where Warmbier was tortured to death, and that was evil".

As the director of the hospital directly involved in medical treatment of Warmbier, I cannot repress my indignation over the American total distortion of the truth regarding his death.

As Warmbier had admitted by himself at a press conference, we provided medical care to him with sincerity from humanitarian viewpoint until his return to the U.S., though he was a criminal who had committed a hostile act against the DPRK.

The American doctors who came to the DPRK to help Warmbier's repatriation acknowledged that his health indicators were all normal and submitted a letter of assurance to our hospital that they shared the diagnostic result of the doctors of our hospital. That document is still in our hands.

According to an article carried in the American newspaper "USA Today" on June 21, 2017, a neurosurgeon in the University of Cincinnati admitted that medical examination of Warmbier had not found any trace of physical abuse like bone fracture or internal injury and he came home in a well-nourished condition.

And also according to the American NBC news on September 27, 2017, a medical examiner from Ohio of the U.S. testified in his report that they combed Warmbier's body to find any trace of torture, but failed to do so and forensic dentists couldn't find any evidence of trauma to Warmbier's teeth.

Now the question is: what is the ulterior motive of those American doctors trying to make a different story at this point in time with regard to the cause of Warmbier's death.

Medical assessment of doctors should be objective and accurate, and it should not be influenced by any selfish purpose or political interest.

Anyone, who values truth in sincerity, should instead ask for an investigation into the cause of Warmbier's sudden death soon after his arrival in the U.S., whose health indicators were all normal at the time of his release.

The DPRK treats as ever those who are undergoing reform in conformity with the relevant international laws and international standard.

More From KCNA.co.jp (En)

Railway Transport Sector Strives to Hit This Year's Goal

Railway Transport Sector Strives to Hit This Year's Goal

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- The railway transport sector of the DPRK draws up and implements innovative plans for satisfying

January 19, 2022

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- The railway transport sector of the DPRK draws up and implements innovative plans for satisfying

Pro-reunification Patriotic Fighter Receives Birthday Spread

Pro-reunification Patriotic Fighter Receives Birthday Spread

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Pro-reunification patriotic fighters of the DPRK, strong in faith and will, are leading a

January 19, 2022

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Pro-reunification patriotic fighters of the DPRK, strong in faith and will, are leading a

Agricultural Research Work Stepped Up in DPRK

Agricultural Research Work Stepped Up in DPRK

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- The Academy of Agricultural Science is concentrating efforts on the researches to breed

January 19, 2022

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- The Academy of Agricultural Science is concentrating efforts on the researches to breed

School Things Production Stepped Up in DPRK

School Things Production Stepped Up in DPRK

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Ryongbong and Sonamu school things factories in the DPRK have pushed ahead with the production of

January 19, 2022

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Ryongbong and Sonamu school things factories in the DPRK have pushed ahead with the production of

Farming Preparations Brisk on DPRK Farms

Farming Preparations Brisk on DPRK Farms

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Agricultural officials and workers in North Hamgyong Province of the DPRK have been making good

January 19, 2022

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Agricultural officials and workers in North Hamgyong Province of the DPRK have been making good

Support for Coal Mines Brisk in South Hamgyong Province

Support for Coal Mines Brisk in South Hamgyong Province

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- South Hamgyong Province of the DPRK has conducted a brisk work for supporting coal mines from the

January 19, 2022

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- South Hamgyong Province of the DPRK has conducted a brisk work for supporting coal mines from the

Rodong Sinmun Marks Anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il's Work

Rodong Sinmun Marks Anniversary of Chairman Kim Jong Il's Work

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday dedicates an article to the 30th publication anniversary of Chairman Kim

January 19, 2022

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- Rodong Sinmun Wednesday dedicates an article to the 30th publication anniversary of Chairman Kim

Ryuwon Footwear Factory

Ryuwon Footwear Factory

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- The is a model of the footwear industrial sector of the DPRK. The factory is associated with the

January 19, 2022

Pyongyang, January 19 (KCNA) -- The is a model of the footwear industrial sector of the DPRK. The factory is associated with the

Art Performance Given to Mark Anniversary of Youth League

Art Performance Given to Mark Anniversary of Youth League

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- A performance of the art squad of the Central Committee of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League

January 18, 2022

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- A performance of the art squad of the Central Committee of the Socialist Patriotic Youth League

Test-fire of Tactical Guided Missiles Held

Test-fire of Tactical Guided Missiles Held

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Test-fire of tactical guided missiles was conducted on Monday under a plan of the Academy of

January 18, 2022

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Test-fire of tactical guided missiles was conducted on Monday under a plan of the Academy of

Practical Measures Taken in Coal Industrial Sector of DPRK

Practical Measures Taken in Coal Industrial Sector of DPRK

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Practical measures have been taken in the coal industrial sector of the DPRK through a deep

January 18, 2022

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Practical measures have been taken in the coal industrial sector of the DPRK through a deep

More Agricultural Workers Enrolled in Online Educational System

More Agricultural Workers Enrolled in Online Educational System

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Entering the new year, enthusiasm for learning is growing higher among the agricultural workers in

January 18, 2022

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Entering the new year, enthusiasm for learning is growing higher among the agricultural workers in

Central Zoo

Central Zoo

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- The is at the foot of Mt Taesong in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK. Its total area is

January 18, 2022

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- The is at the foot of Mt Taesong in Pyongyang, the capital city of the DPRK. Its total area is

Writing Activities Brisk in DPRK

Writing Activities Brisk in DPRK

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Enthusiasm for writing is getting high among working people in the DPRK. Activities of mass

January 18, 2022

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Enthusiasm for writing is getting high among working people in the DPRK. Activities of mass

Young People of DPRK Volunteer to Work at Difficult Sectors

Young People of DPRK Volunteer to Work at Difficult Sectors

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Hundreds of young people in North and South Phyongan provinces of the DPRK volunteered to work at

January 18, 2022

Pyongyang, January 18 (KCNA) -- Hundreds of young people in North and South Phyongan provinces of the DPRK volunteered to work at

More Articles