mandag 28. mars 2022

Beatings and forced abortions: Life in a North Korea prison

North Korea is currently more isolated from the world than it has ever been. The country has been ruled by the Kim family for three generations, and its citizens are required to show complete devotion to the family and its current leader, Kim Jong-un. The Covid pandemic has brought even stricter controls both within the country and at the border.

Tougher prison sentences have been imposed on those who try to get a glimpse of the outside world - including those who watch foreign dramas or films. The pattern of violence within the system is repeated in testimony after testimony and in prison after prison. There are multiple allegations of rape and other forms of sexual assault. Survivors also told the organisation they were forced to undergo abortions.