May 25, 2024

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

South Korea slashes funding for unification ministry in new budget proposal

South Korea slashes funding for unification ministry in new budget proposal

40% cut is largest in decade and aligns with Seoul’s efforts to overhaul ministry amid growing tensions with North Korea

South Korea slashes funding for unification ministry in new budget proposal
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 29, 2023
State media review: North Korea slams US as ‘empire of evils’ over human rights
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea slams US as ‘empire of evils’ over human rights

An in-depth analysis of DPRK criticism of Security Council meeting, a new envoy to Baku, memories of axe murder and more

State media review: North Korea slams US as ‘empire of evils’ over human rights
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 24, 2023
How one activist helps North Koreans grow their own food – Ep. 303
Podcast

How one activist helps North Koreans grow their own food – Ep. 303

Tim Peters of Helping Hands Korea talks about sending seeds to the DPRK and supporting North Koreans escapees

How one activist helps North Koreans grow their own food – Ep. 303
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 23, 2023
Police arrest pastor accused of molesting 8 North Korean defector children

Police arrest pastor accused of molesting 8 North Korean defector children

South Korean police previously confirmed they are investigating man surnamed Chun who runs school for defector students

Police arrest pastor accused of molesting 8 North Korean defector children
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park August 23, 2023
Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security
COLUMN

Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security

Kim Jong Un appears determined to stop cross-border movement, and history suggests the DPRK is capable of doing so

Iron Curtain 2.0: How North Korea has embraced Soviet-style border security
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov August 23, 2023
If Travis King hoped to escape racism in North Korea, he went to the wrong place

If Travis King hoped to escape racism in North Korea, he went to the wrong place

DPRK opportunistically criticizes American racism but insists on ethnic purity to point of carrying out forced abortions

If Travis King hoped to escape racism in North Korea, he went to the wrong place
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 18, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What are self-criticism sessions really like?

Ask a North Korean: What are self-criticism sessions really like?

Joshua Kim explains why citizens must criticize themselves and others and gives an example of what this looks like

Ask a North Korean: What are self-criticism sessions really like?
Joshua Kim August 18, 2023
Overseas North Koreans face lengthy reeducation when borders open, defectors say

Overseas North Koreans face lengthy reeducation when borders open, defectors say

Pyongyang will be extremely suspicious of those who have lived abroad for years during pandemic, escapees tell NK News

Overseas North Koreans face lengthy reeducation when borders open, defectors say
James Fretwell
James Fretwell August 15, 2023
The FBI investigation into Virgil Griffith, crypto guru to North Korea – Ep. 301
Podcast

The FBI investigation into Virgil Griffith, crypto guru to North Korea – Ep. 301

FBI agent Brandon Cavanaugh discusses how Griffith ignored US warnings and helped the DPRK evade sanctions

The FBI investigation into Virgil Griffith, crypto guru to North Korea – Ep. 301
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 9, 2023
ROK police investigating claims pastor molested 8 North Korean defector students

ROK police investigating claims pastor molested 8 North Korean defector students

Authorities say pastor runs school for defectors, and he is reportedly known for helping 1,000 North Koreans escape

ROK police investigating claims pastor molested 8 North Korean defector students
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park August 9, 2023
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