Earlier this year, EU delegates to the UN Commission on Human Rights raised concerns about the treatment of female defectors from North Korea who'd been deported back to the totalitarian state.
Reports from those who escaped told horrific stories of pregnant women being forced to abort their unborn child in prison. Babies born alive were either left to die or the women were ordered to smother them.
North Korea's official news agency has dismissed the claims as propaganda but the stories persist.
In the late 1990s Kye Pak attempted to defect from North Korea but she was repatriated from China and imprisoned. She was pregnant. She no longer lives in North Korea and told her story, the details of which are distressing, to Kevin Kim.
Human Rights activist Willy Fautre joins Sheila to talk about why he feels the international community should act now.