October 06, 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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US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks

US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks

State Department says it's hosting multiday courses through 2023 as DPRK hackers increase attacks on financial systems

US training allies on how to combat North Korean cyberattacks
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell | Ifang Bremer September 8, 2022
North Korea has ignored dozens of new inquiries about missing persons: UN

North Korea has ignored dozens of new inquiries about missing persons: UN

Working group bemoans DPRK’s ‘persistent lack of cooperation’ as it seeks whereabouts of abductees

North Korea has ignored dozens of new inquiries about missing persons: UN
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 7, 2022
North Korea able to supply vast quantities of ammunition to Russia: Experts

North Korea able to supply vast quantities of ammunition to Russia: Experts

Researcher says Moscow has sought to procure DPRK arms for months, after US media reports on purchases for Ukraine war

North Korea able to supply vast quantities of ammunition to Russia: Experts
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 6, 2022
North Korean human rights envoy seeks to focus mandate on women and girls

North Korean human rights envoy seeks to focus mandate on women and girls

UN special rapporteur Elizabeth Salmon says dialogue with DPRK will be a ‘challenge’ as she wraps up visit to Seoul

North Korean human rights envoy seeks to focus mandate on women and girls
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer September 2, 2022
ROK prosecutors raid presidential archive over North Korea’s killing of official

ROK prosecutors raid presidential archive over North Korea’s killing of official

Brother of victim says he hopes search and seizure will turn up information on Moon administration’s response

ROK prosecutors raid presidential archive over North Korea’s killing of official
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim September 1, 2022
UN chief calls for prosecuting human rights violators in North Korea

UN chief calls for prosecuting human rights violators in North Korea

António Guterres says DPRK has further repressed rights and freedoms in last year, including through COVID restrictions

UN chief calls for prosecuting human rights violators in North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 31, 2022
NGOs urge new North Korean human rights envoy to focus on accountability

NGOs urge new North Korean human rights envoy to focus on accountability

Open letter calls for Elizabeth Salmón to prioritize victims over engagement, as she visits Seoul for first time in role

NGOs urge new North Korean human rights envoy to focus on accountability
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 30, 2022
Seoul holds first high-level meeting on North Korean human rights in two years

Seoul holds first high-level meeting on North Korean human rights in two years

NGOs say meeting of unification ministry council a step in right direction as situation in DPRK worsens during pandemic

Seoul holds first high-level meeting on North Korean human rights in two years
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 26, 2022
Russia raises alarm over ‘dangerous’ US-ROK drills, leafleting into North Korea

Russia raises alarm over ‘dangerous’ US-ROK drills, leafleting into North Korea

Moscow's foreign ministry echoes DPRK's stance as it criticizes exercises for worsening tensions on peninsula

Russia raises alarm over ‘dangerous’ US-ROK drills, leafleting into North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 25, 2022
Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul

Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul

Park Sang-hak says attacker broke his arm with metal pipe, in what report suggests was attempt to ‘punish’ activist

Defector to launch balloons toward North Korea after being attacked in Seoul
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