February 21, 2024

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Unification ministry says defectors testified about Korean War graves, a finding that could support remains recovery

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 21, 2024
Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Chun Ki-won founded Durihana school for DPRK escapees, where he abused five students over the course of seven years

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 15, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

A defector writes about his training schedule and the hurdles he faced trying to represent his country

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?
David February 13, 2024
How North Korean defectors shape the policies of countries where they settle
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How North Korean defectors shape the policies of countries where they settle

DPRK escapees around the world have helped build bases of support, broadening diasporic efforts and amplifying advocacy

How North Korean defectors shape the policies of countries where they settle
Sheena Chestnut Greitens
Sheena Chestnut Greitens February 13, 2024
How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328
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How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328

The NK News team talks back and forth between Russia and ROK, the DPRK’s expanded coastal fencing and a new luxury mall

How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 7, 2024
Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

The measure aims to bring closure to families in the DPRK as soured ties leave little room for cooperation on the issue

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 7, 2024
North Koreans’ consumption of foreign media grows over last decade: Survey

North Koreans’ consumption of foreign media grows over last decade: Survey

Government poll of over 6,000 defectors also revealed increasing dissatisfaction with Kim Jong Un

North Koreans’ consumption of foreign media grows over last decade: Survey
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park February 6, 2024
Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?

Services have cropped up for transferring money and making payments, but distrust in banks poses obstacles to their use

Ask a North Korean: Does the DPRK have digital payment systems?
Rose February 6, 2024
North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from January 1, 2024 to January 31, 2024

North Korea in January 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro February 2, 2024
Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’
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Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, 2024

Timeline: From North Korean missiles in Ukraine to ROK becoming enemy ‘No. 1’
NK Pro
NK Pro February 2, 2024
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