Last year, Human Rights Watch also reported ‘endemic’ sexual abuse in North Korea based on interviews with some 100 defectors. Photo: Handout

North Korean children ‘in constant danger’ of sexual abuse, South Korean rights group reports

  • Report from Seoul-based group records the experiences of defectors abused at home, school and orphanages
  • UN investigators have also criticised human rights violations, including political prison camps where executions, rape and starvation occur
Topic |   North Korea

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Last year, Human Rights Watch also reported ‘endemic’ sexual abuse in North Korea based on interviews with some 100 defectors. Photo: Handout
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Self-professed ‘dirt spoon’ Kim Jae-hoon drinks water in his tiny cubicle home in Seoul. Photo: Reuters

South Korea’s disadvantaged ‘dirt spoons’ rail against President Moon Jae-in

  • A generation of disenfranchised, despondent youths in the East Asian nation have all but given up on the idea of social mobility
  • They say the self-styled ‘reformist’ president, who came to power in 2017 on a platform of social and economic justice, has failed them
Topic |   South Korea

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Self-professed ‘dirt spoon’ Kim Jae-hoon drinks water in his tiny cubicle home in Seoul. Photo: Reuters
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