February 29, 2024

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Lina Park

Lina Park is a news trainee at NK News. She previously researched North Korean human rights issues at Hanvoice and South Korean foreign relations at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada.

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South Korea to designate July 14 as ‘North Korean Defectors’ Day’

South Korea to designate July 14 as ‘North Korean Defectors’ Day’

Escapees welcome move to raise awareness about DPRK issues but express concern day could be politicized

South Korea to designate July 14 as ‘North Korean Defectors’ Day’
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park February 22, 2024
Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Unification ministry says defectors testified about Korean War graves, a finding that could support remains recovery

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 21, 2024
Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea

The president made remarks in pre-recorded interview during which he raised the possibility of engagement with DPRK

Yoon says ROK can build nukes but doesn’t want sanctions like North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 8, 2024
Deciphering reports of North Korean workers’ strike in Chinese textile factories

Deciphering reports of North Korean workers’ strike in Chinese textile factories

Experts weigh in on whether large-scale action took place and how years of unpaid wages could have sparked a backlash

Deciphering reports of North Korean workers’ strike in Chinese textile factories
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park January 29, 2024
Interview: Depicting the inequalities of North Korean army life in film

Interview: Depicting the inequalities of North Korean army life in film

DPRK escapee Jung Haneul discusses how he drew on his own experiences in the military to craft his directorial debut

Interview: Depicting the inequalities of North Korean army life in film
Lina Park
Lina Park January 19, 2024
US, ROK and Japan hold largest-ever joint naval drills to deter North Korea

US, ROK and Japan hold largest-ever joint naval drills to deter North Korea

Three-day exercise featuring nine ships comes as DPRK appears to be reasserting territorial claims in Yellow Sea

US, ROK and Japan hold largest-ever joint naval drills to deter North Korea
Alannah Hill
Alannah Hill | Lina Park January 17, 2024
South Korean military rings in new year with drills against North Korea

South Korean military rings in new year with drills against North Korea

Army conducts live-fire drills in border areas, while navy holds exercises on countering enemy submarines

South Korean military rings in new year with drills against North Korea
Lina Park
Lina Park January 3, 2024
North Korea likely to carry out ‘provocations’ around US and ROK elections: NIS

North Korea likely to carry out ‘provocations’ around US and ROK elections: NIS

Seoul’s spy agency says historical patterns and DPRK’s defense posture point to military and cyber activity in new year

North Korea likely to carry out ‘provocations’ around US and ROK elections: NIS
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Lina Park December 29, 2023
South Korean naval conscript indicted for spreading North Korean propaganda

South Korean naval conscript indicted for spreading North Korean propaganda

Sailor also charged with leaking classified information to Chinese contact, facing up to 17 years in prison

South Korean naval conscript indicted for spreading North Korean propaganda
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park December 20, 2023
North Korean defector arrested in Vietnam faces repatriation to China: Activists

North Korean defector arrested in Vietnam faces repatriation to China: Activists

Justice for North Korea says 38-year-old woman was arrested last month, accusing Seoul of doing little to help her

North Korean defector arrested in Vietnam faces repatriation to China: Activists
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park December 15, 2023
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