PYONGYANG, North Korea — North Korea’s highest court has sentenced an American tourist to 15 years of hard labor in prison.

Otto Warmbier, a 21-year-old University of Virginia undergraduate student, had allegedly attempted to steal a propaganda banner from a restricted area of his hotel.

Warmbier was convicted and sentenced in a one-hour trial on Wednesday morning at the North’s Supreme Court. He was charged with subversion.

No further details were immediately available.

Warmbier tearfully apologizing during the press conference.

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