March 01, 2024


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.


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

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Lina ParkNovember 28, 2023

North Korea redeploys soldiers and heavy weapons to inter-Korean border

Photos by ROK military and NK News show restoration of guard posts, days after DPRK scrapped military deal with South

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Joon Ha ParkNovember 27, 2023

New report maps chain of accountability for North Korean human rights abuses

Human rights group says it has detailed command structure of two ministries in bid to help determine criminal liability

Ifang BremerIfang BremerNovember 24, 2023

NGOs lament North Korea’s reluctance to accept aid despite humanitarian problems

Multiple groups report that they’ve struggled to reach contacts and deliver aid as DPRK prioritizes self-reliance

Ifang BremerIfang BremerNovember 20, 2023

Chinese law firm to open first office in North Korea despite sanctions concerns

Jingsh say it will support foreign investment and acquisitions, years after UN sanctions drove out other law firms

Ifang BremerIfang BremerNovember 16, 2023

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

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Lina ParkNovember 15, 2023

ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism

NIS says it’s committed to protecting human rights of escapees, but activist tells NK News agency is not doing enough

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Joon Ha ParkNovember 10, 2023

UN body raises concern about South Korea’s detention of North Korean arrivals

Human Rights Committee calls for legal protections for defectors facing investigation to prevent forced repatriation

Ifang BremerIfang BremerNovember 7, 2023

North Koreans injured at construction site were students, not workers: Russia

Moscow tells UN Panel of Experts that two men were completing ‘industrial work experience,’ denying breach of sanctions

Ifang BremerIfang BremerNovember 6, 2023

Seoul calls for restart of inter-Korean hotlines after North Korean boat rescue

Ministry says incident in East Sea highlights need to restore communications that have been defunct since April

Ifang BremerIfang Bremer | Joon Ha ParkNovember 2, 2023
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