Security Council meets on Pyongyang human rights
UNITED NATIONS — Beijing’s forced repatriation of North Korean escapees came under fire Monday as a defector recounted the brutal treatment such returnees receive at the North’s detention centers.
Ji Hyeon A, who was repatriated three times by China, told the room of diplomats and civil society representatives that she was brutally beaten at detention centers and forced to undergo an abortion. She also witnessed abuses such as harsh forced labor and babies dying “without ever being able to see their mothers.”
Detainees were fed raw locusts, discarded cabbage leaves, skinned frogs and rats, Ji said.
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