May 24, 2024

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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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China repatriated at least 260 more North Koreans last month, rights groups say

China repatriated at least 260 more North Koreans last month, rights groups say

Case is latest in series of alleged force repatriations that have raised concerns about abuses those sent back face

China repatriated at least 260 more North Koreans last month, rights groups say
50 nations stress need for North Korea sanctions monitoring after UN panel ends

50 nations stress need for North Korea sanctions monitoring after UN panel ends

US, ROK and Japan join in calling for UN to address DPRK weapons program following dissolution of Panel of Experts

50 nations stress need for North Korea sanctions monitoring after UN panel ends
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 2, 2024
North Korea clears strip of mountain near border, possibly for new guard post

North Korea clears strip of mountain near border, possibly for new guard post

Work may be for outpost, gun site or other military building, expert says, amid signs of border activity by two Koreas

North Korea clears strip of mountain near border, possibly for new guard post
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 2, 2024
Unification minister meets pastors to talk missionaries detained in North Korea

Unification minister meets pastors to talk missionaries detained in North Korea

Kim Yung-ho asks Protestant leaders to help ensure return of six South Koreans in DPRK

Unification minister meets pastors to talk missionaries detained in North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 30, 2024
ROK, US officials to visit site where North Korea abducted high schoolers

ROK, US officials to visit site where North Korea abducted high schoolers

Seoul envoy announces trip amid efforts to draw attention to kidnappings and update UN human rights report

ROK, US officials to visit site where North Korea abducted high schoolers
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 26, 2024
North Korea likely to reopen to Western tourists in second half: Tour company

North Korea likely to reopen to Western tourists in second half: Tour company

Young Pioneer Tours anticipates broader July opening after Russian travelers became first to visit in years in February

North Korea likely to reopen to Western tourists in second half: Tour company
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park April 24, 2024
ROK ban on North Korean media limits free speech, State Department says

ROK ban on North Korean media limits free speech, State Department says

US highlights how South Korean laws restrict freedoms, while finding no changes to DPRK’s poor human rights situation

ROK ban on North Korean media limits free speech, State Department says
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 23, 2024
‘Invincible’ production company denies North Korean involvement with TV series

‘Invincible’ production company denies North Korean involvement with TV series

Skybound Entertainment is conducting review after sketch for series was allegedly found on cloud server linked to DPRK

‘Invincible’ production company denies North Korean involvement with TV series
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 22, 2024
Missionary group pushed North Koreans to take faith class as condition of rescue

Missionary group pushed North Koreans to take faith class as condition of rescue

Caleb Mission featured in film ‘Beyond Utopia’ says it asks those it helps to agree to filming and attend 3-month class

Missionary group pushed North Koreans to take faith class as condition of rescue
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park April 18, 2024
US exploring alternatives to North Korea sanctions panel in and out of UN: Envoy

US exploring alternatives to North Korea sanctions panel in and out of UN: Envoy

Linda Thomas-Greenfield signals US doesn’t expect deal to save Panel of Experts after Russia vetoed mandate last month

US exploring alternatives to North Korea sanctions panel in and out of UN: Envoy
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer April 17, 2024
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