December 05, 2023
Ask A North Korean

Ask a North Korean: can money buy freedom in the DPRK?

"Money and bribes are far more important than in South Korea"

Hello there! We warmly welcome you back to Ask a North Korean, the NK News feature where you the readers email in with your questions and have them answered by our very own North Korean writers.

Today's question comes from Loren in Roseville, Minnesota, who asks about what money can and can't buy in North Korea. Can you use money to get yourself out of a prison sentence? Is there a price tag on freedom even for political prisoners?