Beatings and forced abortions: Life in a North Korea prison

By Laura Bicker, BBC News, Seoul
Mar 27, 2022

After crawling into her cell, Lee Young-joo was ordered to sit cross-legged with her hands on her knees.

She was not allowed to move for up to 12 hours a day.

A slight shuffle or a hushed whisper to her cell mates would be harshly punished.