Life After a North Korean Prison
(02 Nov 09 - RV) In one month’s time, North Korea’s human rights record will be assessed by the UN Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review.
North Korea is known to have one of the worst human rights records in the world, though monitoring the situation is difficult due to the repressive nature of the ruling regime.
But at a hearing today at the UK Parliament’s Portcullis House in London, two defectors gave evidence of abuse and torture by North Korea security officials.
One of the defectors, Lee Sung-Ae, was arrested simply for being Christian and endured imprisonment for four years. Speaking through a translator, she told us more about her experience:
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