February 01, 2023

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Ifang Bremer

Ifang Bremer is a Seoul Correspondent at NK News. He has worked on investigations for The Guardian and The Observer and previously wrote features on Korea for Dutch newspaper NRC.

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North Korea calls for abolishing UN human rights office in Seoul

North Korea calls for abolishing UN human rights office in Seoul

Foreign ministry portrays office as working for US, as it co-hosts event featuring special envoy for DPRK human rights

North Korea calls for abolishing UN human rights office in Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 1, 2023
Mane supplier? Russia reveals stable that may have sent horses to Kim Jong Un
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Mane supplier? Russia reveals stable that may have sent horses to Kim Jong Un

Trade data names individual who received approval to export horses to North Korea last year, ahead of Nov. shipment

Mane supplier? Russia reveals stable that may have sent horses to Kim Jong Un
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 27, 2023
UNICEF delivers 25 containers of medical and nutritional aid to North Korea

UNICEF delivers 25 containers of medical and nutritional aid to North Korea

UN organization says two separate shipments arrived at the port city of Nampho in January despite DPRK’s COVID controls

UNICEF delivers 25 containers of medical and nutritional aid to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 26, 2023
Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect

Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect

Oh Hye-son, spouse of defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho, shares her life story for the first time in a new memoir

Interview: How the wife of a North Korean diplomat convinced him to defect
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 25, 2023
US nominates State Department veteran as North Korean human rights envoy

US nominates State Department veteran as North Korean human rights envoy

If approved by Senate, Julie Turner will be first woman to fill key role that has been been vacant for over six years

US nominates State Department veteran as North Korean human rights envoy
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 24, 2023
Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much

Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much

Primorsky Krai border region lists DPRK among buyers of grain products, as Pyongyang signals continuing food problems

Russia says it shipped grain to North Korea, but doesn’t say how much
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 23, 2023
New report shines light on secret North Korean groups fighting against K-pop

New report shines light on secret North Korean groups fighting against K-pop

Testimony of officials and victims details inner workings of ‘non-socialist groups’ that enforce ideological conformity

New report shines light on secret North Korean groups fighting against K-pop
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 19, 2023
Seoul to allow private groups to interview new North Korean defectors again

Seoul to allow private groups to interview new North Korean defectors again

Nonprofit calls move a ‘positive’ sign but says details unclear, two years after ROK cut access to resettlement center

Seoul to allow private groups to interview new North Korean defectors again
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Shreyas Reddy January 19, 2023
Infighting in North Korean sympathizer group leads Dutch branch to split

Infighting in North Korean sympathizer group leads Dutch branch to split

Netherlands chief leads one-man rebellion from Korean Friendship Organization, which promotes DPRK internationally

Infighting in North Korean sympathizer group leads Dutch branch to split
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 18, 2023
Pfizer offers to sell COVID vaccines and medicines to North Korea at low cost

Pfizer offers to sell COVID vaccines and medicines to North Korea at low cost

American firm expands not-for-profit program to DPRK, but expert says Pyongyang unlikely to take up the offer

Pfizer offers to sell COVID vaccines and medicines to North Korea at low cost
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer January 18, 2023
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