NORTH KOREA – Women experience gross human rights violations in the country’s detention centres

A report released by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on 28 July 2020 describes allegations of human rights violations committed against North Korea women who are detained upon being forcibly returned to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. The women are said to undergo forced labour, sexual violence, forced abortion and forced infanticide in the country’s detention centres, among many other other violations. These include overcrowding, lack of sanitation, prevalence … Continued

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