May 26, 2022

Defector Issues

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‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

Instructors say low pay is driving away those who can help children of defectors navigate South Korean school system

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 26, 2022
Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China

Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China

South Korean outlets say two defectors escaped Chinese authorities, while two of three caught tested positive for virus

Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 20, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection

Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection

‘You cannot change where you were born, but you can choose where you live’

Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection
Jin
Jin May 17, 2022
Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Court says defector worked on behalf of Pyongyang to convince other defectors to return to North Korea

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 13, 2022
North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm
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North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm

Hackers concealed malicious script inside a word processing file specifically targeting defectors in South Korea

North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 11, 2022
US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain

US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain

Christopher Ahn is now one step closer to extradition to Madrid, but higher court could still intervene

US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 10, 2022
Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?

Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?

Protestants outnumber Buddhists among defectors, even though both religions are about equally represented in South Korea

Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 9, 2022
Settling in Seoul: The best and worst aspects of life as a North Korean defector

Settling in Seoul: The best and worst aspects of life as a North Korean defector

Separation from family and fast pace of life in South are challenging, but freedom from want and fear are irreplaceable

Settling in Seoul: The best and worst aspects of life as a North Korean defector
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim May 5, 2022
Yoon vows to innovate capabilities to counter North Korea nuke, missile threats

Yoon vows to innovate capabilities to counter North Korea nuke, missile threats

President-elect’s transition committee releases 110 national tasks including inter-Korean, foreign and defense policies

Yoon vows to innovate capabilities to counter North Korea nuke, missile threats
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 4, 2022
How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang

How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang

Court documents give a rare view into North Korea’s covert operations in the South

How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 3, 2022
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