North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: AP

Sexual abuse by senior North Korean officials is ‘an open, unaddressed and widely tolerated secret’, rights watchdog says

  • Those interviewed described sexual abuse and rape by police, prison guards, and even officials who oversee some of the growing private markets
  • North Korean women caught fleeing the country to China or who are repatriated face severe punishment including torture, imprisonment and sexual abuse
Topic |   North Korea

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un with South Korean President Moon Jae-in. Photo: AP
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