December 05, 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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WHO plans to send oxygen treatment units to North Korea to treat ‘severe’ COVID

WHO plans to send oxygen treatment units to North Korea to treat ‘severe’ COVID

Health body receives sanctions exemption for hundreds of units, signaling possible rise in virus cases

WHO plans to send oxygen treatment units to North Korea to treat ‘severe’ COVID
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 19, 2023
Mongolia detains 4 North Koreans who illegally crossed into country from China

Mongolia detains 4 North Koreans who illegally crossed into country from China

Expert says Ulaanbataar may be trying to curry favor with Pyongyang ahead of key diplomatic anniversary

Mongolia detains 4 North Koreans who illegally crossed into country from China
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 18, 2023
Fishermen convicted of crimes after detainment in North Korea to receive retrial

Fishermen convicted of crimes after detainment in North Korea to receive retrial

Seoul prosecutors says ROK citizens were wrongly accused over 50 years ago due to anti-communist sentiment

Fishermen convicted of crimes after detainment in North Korea to receive retrial
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 17, 2023
UN committee questions China about forced deportation of North Korean women

UN committee questions China about forced deportation of North Korean women

Advocate says inquiry is sign of UN efforts to hold Beijing accountable for human rights violations against defectors

UN committee questions China about forced deportation of North Korean women
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 16, 2023
Russia sent over 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea, state agency says

Russia sent over 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea, state agency says

April shipment is latest in series of grain exports to DPRK in recent months, as Pyongyang stresses food production

Russia sent over 1K tons of wheat flour to North Korea, state agency says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 15, 2023
NGO says it sent bottles filled with rice and flash drives into North Korea

NGO says it sent bottles filled with rice and flash drives into North Korea

Announcement is Keun Saem’s first during pandemic, as ROK organization looks to step up scope and scale of launches

NGO says it sent bottles filled with rice and flash drives into North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 12, 2023
ROK union leaders charged with spying for North Korea in ‘movie-like’ scheme

ROK union leaders charged with spying for North Korea in ‘movie-like’ scheme

Prosecutors allege four South Koreans secretly met DPRK agents abroad and took orders to stir up anti-American sentiment

ROK union leaders charged with spying for North Korea in ‘movie-like’ scheme
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 11, 2023
Defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho resigns from key party post over mounting scandals

Defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho resigns from key party post over mounting scandals

Former North Korean diplomat faces accusations of accepting illegal donations and distorting history of 1940s massacre

Defector-lawmaker Tae Yong-ho resigns from key party post over mounting scandals
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 10, 2023
Seoul, Tokyo to connect radar systems to better track North Korean missiles

Seoul, Tokyo to connect radar systems to better track North Korean missiles

Two sides will link systems via US military in line with efforts to bolster trilateral security cooperation, source says

Seoul, Tokyo to connect radar systems to better track North Korean missiles
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 9, 2023
Seoul court orders North Korea to pay former ROK prisoners for forced labor

Seoul court orders North Korea to pay former ROK prisoners for forced labor

Three South Koreans taken captive during Korean War awarded $38K each, now seek payout from inter-Korean fund

Seoul court orders North Korea to pay former ROK prisoners for forced labor
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 9, 2023
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