February 22, 2020

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

South rejects North Korean reports tying mass defection issue to family reunions

Dismissal comes amid increasing calls in DPRK media for ROK to return 12 workers

Dagyum Ji September 20, 2019

Mother of North Korean restaurant worker calls on South to return her daughter

Statement follows investigation by Seoul-backed human rights watchdog

Dagyum Ji September 18, 2019

North Korean women and 'common law marriages' in China

The situation for these women is often dire, but various circumstances can lead to them staying

Andrei Lankov August 30, 2019

In Seoul, tragic death of North Korean defector family sparks shock and outrage

Han Sung-ok and her young son were found last month, believed to have died months earlier

Oliver Hotham August 16, 2019

North Korean diplomat defector under protection in third country, NIS says

Lawmaker reveals status of former chargé d'affairs following closed-door briefing by spy agency

Colin Zwirko August 1, 2019

North Korean soldier defected to South on Wednesday night, ROK military says

Man was found near Imjin River just before midnight

Colin Zwirko July 31, 2019

Ask a North Korean: from middle-class life to famine and freedom

Introducing a new writer, a former resident of Hyesan, Ryanggang-do

In-hua Kim July 17, 2019

Seoul investigating defection of former foreign minister's son to N. Korea

Choi In-guk was reported to have arrived in Pyongyang on Sunday

Dagyum Ji July 8, 2019

North Korean outlet condemns South for allowing visit by UN human rights envoy

DPRK online outlet slams recent trip to Seoul by Tomas Ojea Quintana, "human rights racket"

Dagyum Ji June 26, 2019

Two North Korean sailors rescued on Saturday will defect, South Korea says

Remaining two were repatriated via Panmunjom on Wednesday morning

Dagyum Ji June 18, 2019
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