February 25, 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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North Korea redeploys soldiers and heavy weapons to inter-Korean border

North Korea redeploys soldiers and heavy weapons to inter-Korean border

Photos by ROK military and NK News show restoration of guard posts, days after DPRK scrapped military deal with South

North Korea redeploys soldiers and heavy weapons to inter-Korean border
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park November 27, 2023
New report maps chain of accountability for North Korean human rights abuses

New report maps chain of accountability for North Korean human rights abuses

Human rights group says it has detailed command structure of two ministries in bid to help determine criminal liability

New report maps chain of accountability for North Korean human rights abuses
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 24, 2023
NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems

NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems

Multiple groups report that they’ve struggled to reach contacts and deliver aid as DPRK prioritizes self-reliance

NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 20, 2023
Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns

Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns

Jingsh say it will support foreign investment and acquisitions, years after UN sanctions drove out other law firms

Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 16, 2023
Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection

Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection

First-of-its-kind installation in Seoul uses interactive storytelling to raise awareness about DPRK human rights

Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park November 15, 2023
ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism

ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism

NIS says it’s committed to protecting human rights of escapees, but activist tells NK News agency is not doing enough

ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park November 10, 2023
UN body raises concern about South Korea’s detention of North Korean arrivals

UN body raises concern about South Korea’s detention of North Korean arrivals

Human Rights Committee calls for legal protections for defectors facing investigation to prevent forced repatriation

UN body raises concern about South Korea’s detention of North Korean arrivals
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 7, 2023
North Koreans injured at construction site were students, not workers: Russia

North Koreans injured at construction site were students, not workers: Russia

Moscow tells UN Panel of Experts that two men were completing ‘industrial work experience,’ denying breach of sanctions

North Koreans injured at construction site were students, not workers: Russia
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 6, 2023
Seoul calls for restart of inter-Korean hotlines after North Korean boat rescue

Seoul calls for restart of inter-Korean hotlines after North Korean boat rescue

Ministry says incident in East Sea highlights need to restore communications that have been defunct since April

Seoul calls for restart of inter-Korean hotlines after North Korean boat rescue
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park November 2, 2023
Japan court rules North Korea responsible for luring people with false promises

Japan court rules North Korea responsible for luring people with false promises

Historic ruling awards damages to four victims who migrated to DPRK from Japan under ‘Paradise on Earth’ campaign

Japan court rules North Korea responsible for luring people with false promises
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 31, 2023
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