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North Korea: Sexual Violence Against Women by Officials

Impunity for Assault and Rape by Men in Power

Wednesday 31 October 2018


(Seoul, November 1, 2018) – North Korean officials commit sexual violence with little concern for the consequences, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The government fails to investigate and prosecute complaints, or to provide protection and services to victims, and even asserts that the country is implausibly free of sexism or sexual violence.

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