North Korean women face widespread sexual violence by ‘government officials,’ rights group says


#TIA – Just when you thought we were buddies with North Korea, somebody has to bring up their record on women and civil rights.

North Korean officials commit sexual violence against women with apparent impunity as part of systemic oppression and other abuses tolerated within Kim Jong Un’s regime, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Wednesday.

The 86-page report offers the latest glimpse into a range of suspected human rights violations carried out by authorities in the North Korean state, including public executions and arbitrary detentions of suspected activists and dissidents.

Read more at The Washington Post