Information related to North Korean defector issues
If acquitted of espionage, defector may still face deportation over false citizenship report
Human rights activists want global community to step up the pressure on the North's long-time ally
How a major market for antiques made smugglers brave execution
N. Korean threat makes NIS necessary, but they've exceeded their legal mandate
Envy of improved living standards, not the old alliance, drives their sentiment toward neighbors
Ask A North Korean: "Let me tell you this: the Ministry of State Security system is a lot harsher than you'd think"
Two North Koreans explain their experiences in North Korea's infamous "self-criticism" sessions
Mix of increased security, propaganda campaigns appear successful in sharply cutting defections
Criticism of North Korea led to invitation to visit Pyongyang
Sudden changes in the North, China in the '90s made more defections possible
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