December 02, 2022

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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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Freight ship visits North Korean port weeks after picking up cargo in Busan
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Freight ship visits North Korean port weeks after picking up cargo in Busan

Expert says movements point to rare direct shipment between Koreas, a likely violation of UN and South Korean sanctions

Freight ship visits North Korean port weeks after picking up cargo in Busan
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 17, 2022
Uvalde shooting shows ‘miserable’ US human rights situation, North Korea says

Uvalde shooting shows ‘miserable’ US human rights situation, North Korea says

Foreign ministry statement latest attempt to undermine international criticism of widespread rights abuses in DPRK

Uvalde shooting shows ‘miserable’ US human rights situation, North Korea says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 16, 2022
Obscure vessels conduct likely ship-to-ship transfer in North Korean waters
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Obscure vessels conduct likely ship-to-ship transfer in North Korean waters

Activity aligns with trend of illegal transfers well outside ports due to COVID-19 and sanctions concerns, expert says

Obscure vessels conduct likely ship-to-ship transfer in North Korean waters
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 15, 2022
China disputes claim it endangered aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions

China disputes claim it endangered aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions

Beijing accuses Canadian plane of threatening China and undermining its sovereignty through sanctions mission

China disputes claim it endangered aircraft monitoring North Korea sanctions
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 14, 2022
ASEAN urges North Korea to ‘exercise self-restraint’ and stop missile tests

ASEAN urges North Korea to ‘exercise self-restraint’ and stop missile tests

Southeast Asian nations use tougher language to condemn DPRK launches than in statement earlier this year

ASEAN urges North Korea to ‘exercise self-restraint’ and stop missile tests
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 13, 2022
Advocate group demands justice for DPRK defectors allegedly defrauded in scam

Advocate group demands justice for DPRK defectors allegedly defrauded in scam

North Korean refugees unfamiliar with South Korean society are especially susceptible to pyramid schemes, expert says

Advocate group demands justice for DPRK defectors allegedly defrauded in scam
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 10, 2022
Activists fear North Korean human rights issues increasingly met with a shrug

Activists fear North Korean human rights issues increasingly met with a shrug

Intransigence of problem and lack of government emphasis cited as possible reasons for growing indifference

Activists fear North Korean human rights issues increasingly met with a shrug
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 10, 2022
North Korea monitoring migratory birds to prevent COVID spread, state media says

North Korea monitoring migratory birds to prevent COVID spread, state media says

DPRK authorities have repeatedly warned birds could carry the virus, despite scientific evidence to the contrary

North Korea monitoring migratory birds to prevent COVID spread, state media says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 8, 2022
Peruvian legal expert set to be new UN rapporteur on North Korean human rights

Peruvian legal expert set to be new UN rapporteur on North Korean human rights

Nominee Elizabeth Salmón has extensive experience in human rights law but will likely face stonewalling from Pyongyang

Peruvian legal expert set to be new UN rapporteur on North Korean human rights
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 7, 2022
Chinese city bordering North Korea cracks down on smuggling due to COVID fears

Chinese city bordering North Korea cracks down on smuggling due to COVID fears

Officials in Dandong appear to worry the DPRK’s outbreak could spill over and cause new virus resurgence

Chinese city bordering North Korea cracks down on smuggling due to COVID fears
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 6, 2022
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