North Korea

Mother Forced To Kill Her Own Baby in North Korean Prison

Former inmate told a U.N. panel the mother was ordered to drown her baby


A mother in a North Korean prison was forced to kill her own baby, according to a former inmate giving evidence to a UN commission hearing.

Jee Heon-a, 34, told the UN Commission of Inquiry that a guard ordered the mother to drown her newborn.

Speaking softly, she took a deep breath before telling a retired Australian judge and other commission panel members: "It was the first time I had seen a newborn baby and I felt happy.