April 14, 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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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
ROK police investigating defectors for sending money to family in North Korea

ROK police investigating defectors for sending money to family in North Korea

Defector leader says probes have caused confusion among escapees, who have long been able to send funds through brokers

ROK police investigating defectors for sending money to family in North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park November 28, 2023
Panmunjom tours to resume this week, four months after Travis King crossing

Panmunjom tours to resume this week, four months after Travis King crossing

Seoul says only South Koreans will be able to join tours to village bordering North Korea for now

Panmunjom tours to resume this week, four months after Travis King crossing
Lina Park
Lina Park November 21, 2023
Voice to the voiceless: Exhibit highlights suppression of speech in North Korea

Voice to the voiceless: Exhibit highlights suppression of speech in North Korea

Newly opened North Korean Human Rights Museum holds up testimonies of defectors on abuses suffered under the Kim regime

Voice to the voiceless: Exhibit highlights suppression of speech in North Korea
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Lina Park November 17, 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
US, ROK, Japan to kick off info sharing on North Korean missiles next month

US, ROK, Japan to kick off info sharing on North Korean missiles next month

Announcement comes as Seoul and Washington revise strategy for deterring DPRK nukes for first time in decade

US, ROK, Japan to kick off info sharing on North Korean missiles next month
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park November 13, 2023
‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un

‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un

TV program profiles boy delivered by army medics during pandemic, in propaganda campaign to shore up support for regime

‘Son of the army’: North Korea holds up infant as future soldier for Kim Jong Un
Lina Park
Lina Park | Seung-Yeon Chung November 7, 2023
US-ROK forces hold drill on ‘neutralizing’ North Korean attack on border islands

US-ROK forces hold drill on ‘neutralizing’ North Korean attack on border islands

Large-scale maritime drill in Yellow Sea is ‘essential’ to address emerging threats, expert says

US-ROK forces hold drill on ‘neutralizing’ North Korean attack on border islands
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park October 26, 2023
US lawmaker urges action over import of seafood processed by North Koreans

US lawmaker urges action over import of seafood processed by North Koreans

Report finds that DPRK laborers illegally working in China continue to process seafood that ends up in US

US lawmaker urges action over import of seafood processed by North Koreans
Lina Park
Lina Park October 25, 2023
Why some North Korean defectors don’t want exemption from ROK military service

Why some North Korean defectors don’t want exemption from ROK military service

South Korea considering mandatory conscription for escapees, and experts say it could help defectors integrate into ROK

Why some North Korean defectors don’t want exemption from ROK military service
Lina Park
Lina Park October 23, 2023