November 29, 2023


Ifang Bremer

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.


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

Ifang BremerIfang BremerOctober 31, 2023

‘I can’t lose her too’: Family fears for loved one forcibly sent to North Korea

Kim Cheol-ok was repatriated after 25 years in China. Now her family is looking for answers about her fate.

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Joon Ha ParkOctober 31, 2023

Number of North Koreans entering Russia surges in first half of 2023: Data

Official statistics show 370 DPRK citizens entered country, an increase one expert tied to growing bilateral cooperation

Anton SokolinAnton Sokolin | Ifang BremerOctober 27, 2023

40 North Korean defectors reached South Korea in third quarter: Seoul

Interviews with new arrivals suggest threat of repatriation is driving North Koreans in China to flee, expert says

Ifang BremerIfang BremerOctober 24, 2023

Family appeals to UN to stop repatriation of North Korean woman in China

Appeal says Kim Sun-hyang is being held in Chinese prison, naming one of 2,000 who face forced return for first time

Ifang BremerIfang BremerOctober 23, 2023

US soldier who fled to North Korea charged with desertion, soliciting child porn

US Army charges Travis King with eight violations of military law following his release from two-month detention in DPRK

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Shreyas ReddyOctober 20, 2023

UN envoy raises North Korea gender issues, but experts lament lack of detail

Elizabeth Salmon calls for ‘women’s participation’ in peace efforts in latest report on DPRK human rights

Ifang BremerIfang BremerOctober 19, 2023

South Korean man arrested over alleged gifts to North Korean waitress lover

Police say IT worker violated national security law by supplying cash, drugs and underwear to spies at DPRK restaurant

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jeongmin KimOctober 19, 2023

18 UN experts demand China refrain from forcibly repatriating North Koreans

Human rights experts warn returnees face torture and even execution, after report China sent 600 people back to DPRK

Ifang BremerIfang BremerOctober 18, 2023

New US envoy on North Korean human rights makes first visit to Seoul

Julie Turner discusses China’s repatriation of DPRK defectors with top ROK officials, days after being sworn in

Ifang BremerIfang BremerOctober 16, 2023
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