August 10, 2020

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Seoul 'inspecting' – not investigating – non-profit corporations: MOU

Ministry plans to expand 'inspection' of private non-profit North Korea human rights groups in wake of current scrutiny

Jeongmin Kim July 21, 2020

South Korea revokes corporate license for two defector-led activist groups

The cancellation will affect defector-activist groups' ability to claim tax deductions on donations

Jeongmin Kim | Kelly Kasulis July 17, 2020

Ask a North Korean: how do defectors keep contact with relatives in the North?

"North Korea is sealed off from the rest of the world, but defectors are able to make contact"

Tae-il Shim July 15, 2020

Anti-regime leaflet launches don't help everyday North Koreans, South insists

Seoul defends efforts to crackdown on controversial flyer launches

Jeongmin Kim July 14, 2020

Activist renounces South Korean police protection from North Korean "threats"

Park Sang-hak, known for controversial leaflet launches, says he no longer wants to be tailed by local law enforcement

Jeongmin Kim July 9, 2020

"Selfish": South Koreans weigh in on cross-border leaflet launches

Speaking to NK News, local residents blame defector-activists for worsening inter-Korean relations

Kelly Kasulis July 5, 2020

North Korean sentenced to four years in prison for Russian border guard assault

At least 17 North Korean fishermen are believed to be in detention for nearly 10 months now after a Sept. 2019 arrest

Min Chao Choy July 3, 2020
NK PRO

Timeline: from rising inter-Korean tensions to a "suspension" of military plans

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from June 1 - June 30

NK Pro July 3, 2020
NK PRO

North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between June 1 and June 30

NK Pro July 2, 2020

Ask a North Korean: are there really no cases of COVID-19 in North Korea?

"Nobody will believe you if you say there are no coronavirus cases in North Korea"

In-hua Kim July 1, 2020
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