October 18, 2020

North Korea detention like the ‘dark ages’, report says

Featuring Duyeon Kim

Source: Financial Times

Journalist Edward White

North Korea’s pretrial detention system is rife with forced labour, sexual abuse and filthy prison conditions, according to testimony obtained by Human Rights Watch.

The new allegations of rights abuses returns to the fore questions about whether the US and South Korea can hold Kim Jong Un to account for crimes in his country while also convincing the 36-year-old dictator to abandon his nuclear weapons.

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Authors

  • Duyeon Kim

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Duyeon Kim is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Her expertise includes the two Koreas, nuclear ...