October 20, 2021

N. Korean court sentences S. Korean reporters, newspaper chairmen to death: KCNA

Journalists reportedly committed "capital" crime by writing about "North Korean Confidential" book

The DPRK Central Court has sentenced two reporters and the chairmen of two South Korean newspapers to “capital punishment" for reporting on the release of a newly translated book about North Korea, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported on Thursday.

A spokesperson for the Central Court of the DPRK condemned the Chosun Ilbo and the Dong-A Ilbo for reporting on the book “North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors,” a Korean language version of which was published in mid-August.