North Korea
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Overview

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the authorities enforced even more severe restrictions on the rights to freedom of movement and expression. Significant parts of the population suffered from food shortages and inadequate health care. The government continued to refuse entry to the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, amid numerous reports of arbitrary detention and gender-based violence.

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Death penalty status

Retentionist

Retains the death penalty in law

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Detention and imprisonment

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