April 13, 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.

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US committee recommends sanctioning China over forced return of DPRK refugees

Those forcibly repatriated to North Korea face ‘torture’ and ‘execution,’ says congressional commission on China

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 4, 2022
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North Korea lashes out at France for dispatching ship for sanctions monitoring

DPRK foreign ministry calls surveillance by French frigate near Korean Peninsula an ‘overt military provocation’

Ifang BremerIfang BremerApril 4, 2022
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North Korea pursues medical cooperation with African countries during pandemic

Talks on medical cooperation appear to be a part of efforts to keep stranded DPRK doctors at work

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMarch 31, 2022
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North Korean IT workers active in Equatorial Guinea despite 2019 ban: UN report

13 workers reportedly arrived from 2018-2019, after country said it repatriated DPRK laborers in line with UN sanctions

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMarch 29, 2022
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South Korea’s defense ministry weighing reactivation of US-ROK defense group

President-elect Yoon Suk-yeol’s team says it discussed proposal with ministry due to North Korea’s ‘military trends’

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMarch 23, 2022
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UNICEF receives exemption to send North Korea equipment for ‘routine’ vaccines

Agency will have one year to deliver walk-in cold rooms used to store vaccines against childhood disease

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMarch 18, 2022
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Human rights groups defend fellow nonprofit against North Korean criticism

DPRK labeled US-based nonprofit a Washington front after receiving invitation to mock trial of Kim Jong Un

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMarch 17, 2022
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What North Korean defectors think of president-elect Yoon Suk-yeol

Some in defector community welcome Yoon’s policy ideas on human rights, while emphasizing need for pragmatic approach

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMarch 15, 2022
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North Korea accuses US of worsening Ukraine crisis by supplying military aid

Latest defense of Russia comes as DPRK rebukes a US report describing North Korea as a major arms proliferation threat

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMarch 14, 2022
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‘Dark fleet’ continues to fish North Korean waters, though numbers drop: Report

UN Panel of Experts says over 400 foreign vessels engaged in illegal fishing in DPRK waters in second quarter last year

Ifang BremerIfang BremerMarch 9, 2022