February 27, 2024

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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.

News

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

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 31, 2022
News

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

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 30, 2022
News

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

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 26, 2022
News

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

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 25, 2022
News

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

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim | Sojin JungAugust 24, 2022
News

US bars citizens from traveling to North Korea for 6th straight year

State Department cites ‘imminent danger’ of detention for extension, which travel expert says could remain indefinitely

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 23, 2022
News

North Korea and Russia ink aviation safety deal in face of increasing isolation

Two sides pledge to align maintenance standards, a move an expert suggests aims to boost cooperation amid sanctions

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 22, 2022
COVID-19

Kim Jong Un praises sacrifices of army medics for ‘victory’ over COVID-19

In speech, North Korean leader thanks soldiers mobilized to manage medicines and says he felt ‘empty’ about lockdowns

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 19, 2022
Analysis

Easing COVID rules a way for North Korea to project control — including to China

Experts say changes may seek to allay public dissatisfaction and convince Beijing to resume cross-border trade

Ifang BremerIfang BremerAugust 17, 2022
News

Prosecutors raid ex-defense chief’s home over North Korea’s killing of official

Searches targeting Suh Wook and two other former Seoul officials follow allegations they mishandled 2020 case

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Sojin JungAugust 16, 2022
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