May 25, 2024

Defector Issues

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New US envoy on North Korean human rights makes first visit to Seoul

New US envoy on North Korean human rights makes first visit to Seoul

Julie Turner discusses China’s repatriation of DPRK defectors with top ROK officials, days after being sworn in

New US envoy on North Korean human rights makes first visit to Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 16, 2023
Seoul confirms China’s repatriation of North Koreans, raises issue with Beijing

Seoul confirms China’s repatriation of North Koreans, raises issue with Beijing

Unification ministry says forced repatriations violates international norms, can't confirm how many more in China

Seoul confirms China’s repatriation of North Koreans, raises issue with Beijing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park October 13, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What did you think when you saw Kim Jong Un’s daughter?

Ask a North Korean: What did you think when you saw Kim Jong Un’s daughter?

The young girl has joined her father at multiple events, and it’s clear that she’s far from a normal North Korean child

Ask a North Korean: What did you think when you saw Kim Jong Un’s daughter?
Jin October 5, 2023
How outside information spreads in North Korea – Ep. 309
Podcast

How outside information spreads in North Korea – Ep. 309

Steven Denney talks about how relationships impact the sharing of foreign media, and how the government tries to stop it

How outside information spreads in North Korea – Ep. 309
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 4, 2023
North Korea in September 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in September 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2023 to September 30, 2023

North Korea in September 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 2, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What is it like to serve in North Korea’s army reserves?

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to serve in North Korea’s army reserves?

All men must enlist in local forces in case of the outbreak of war, and training is often brutal and unpredictable

Ask a North Korean: What is it like to serve in North Korea’s army reserves?
Joshua Kim September 29, 2023
North Korean defector-activists welcome ruling to overturn leaflet launch ban

North Korean defector-activists welcome ruling to overturn leaflet launch ban

Activists say South Korean court upheld democratic principles, though some fear it may endanger border residents

North Korean defector-activists welcome ruling to overturn leaflet launch ban
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park September 27, 2023
Driving change in North Korea through people, not the regime – Ep. 308
Podcast

Driving change in North Korea through people, not the regime – Ep. 308

Sokeel Park of Liberty in North Korea discusses need to focus more on DPRK citizens and not just country’s nukes

Driving change in North Korea through people, not the regime – Ep. 308
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News September 27, 2023
Seoul asks North Korea to accept body that washed up on border island

Seoul asks North Korea to accept body that washed up on border island

Unification ministry says man’s possessions indicate he was DPRK citizen, though it’s unclear if he was trying to defect

Seoul asks North Korea to accept body that washed up on border island
Joe Smith
Joe Smith September 22, 2023
Activist launches anti-regime leaflets toward North Korea to mark Freedom Week

Activist launches anti-regime leaflets toward North Korea to mark Freedom Week

Park Sang-hak says Fighters for a Free North Korea released 20 balloons from border island despite calls for ‘restraint’

Activist launches anti-regime leaflets toward North Korea to mark Freedom Week
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 22, 2023
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