>> Sexual violence, so common that it's become an ordinary part of life. That's what more than 60 North Koreans told human rights investigators about the widespread sex abuse by officials in the country. US-based Human Rights Watch says the isolated state's human rights record is being intentionally ignored in an international effort to improve relations.
They presented their findings on Thursday. And while the survey is limited in numbers, they said some of the women interviewed didn't even understand that coercive sex shouldn't be part of almost everyday life.>> Many North Koreans told Human Rights Watch that when an official, or a person in power, picks a woman she has no choice but to comply.
She has to do whatever he demands, whether it's for sex, money, or other favors.>> A Seoul and Washington focus on diplomatic outreach to North Korea. A series of reports this year have showed similarly disturbing findings. In a statement to Reuters, North Korea's delegation to the UN strongly rejected the allegation is unfounded and fictitious.
Describing it as, quote, yet another futile attempt by some dishonest and hostile forces to hinder rapprochement on the Korean Peninsula.