'They considered us toys': North Korean women reveal extent of sexual violence

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Dozens of women who fled regime say abuse from officials, police and even prosecutors is part of daily life

Women in North Korea are routinely subjected to sexual violence by government officials, prison guards, interrogators, police, prosecutors, and soldiers, according to a new report, with groping and unwanted advances a part of daily life for women working in the country’s burgeoning black markets.

The widespread nature of abuse by North Korea officials was documented in a new report by Human Rights Watch that interviewed 54 people who fled North Korea since 2011, the year Kim Jong-un came to power. It took more than two years amass the stories collected in the report, with subjects interviewed in countries across Asia.

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It happens so often nobody thinks it is a big deal.

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