July 06, 2022

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Ask a North Korean: How do you talk to friends and family back home?

Ask a North Korean: How do you talk to friends and family back home?

Defectors from border areas can arrange calls when sending money, but it’s more difficult for those from Pyongyang

Ask a North Korean: How do you talk to friends and family back home?
Sersong Han
Sersong Han June 13, 2022
Advocate group demands justice for DPRK defectors allegedly defrauded in scam

Advocate group demands justice for DPRK defectors allegedly defrauded in scam

North Korean refugees unfamiliar with South Korean society are especially susceptible to pyramid schemes, expert says

Advocate group demands justice for DPRK defectors allegedly defrauded in scam
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer June 10, 2022
A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain

A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain

In NFT gallery, Sun Mu pairs Kim Jong Un with Mickey Mouse to make statement about peace on Korean Peninsula

A former North Korean propagandist takes his artistic rebellion to blockchain
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell June 10, 2022
Defector activist claims he sent 20 balloons carrying COVID aid to North Korea

Defector activist claims he sent 20 balloons carrying COVID aid to North Korea

Launch of balloons with masks, Tylenol and vitamin C tablets violates anti-leaflet law, unification ministry says

Defector activist claims he sent 20 balloons carrying COVID aid to North Korea
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim June 7, 2022
The extraordinarily normal life of a North Korean woman from a rural town
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The extraordinarily normal life of a North Korean woman from a rural town

Move from countryside to career to housewife typifies apolitical path of majority that rarely questions DPRK society

The extraordinarily normal life of a North Korean woman from a rural town
Andrei Lankov
Andrei Lankov June 3, 2022
North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles

North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles

Kim Jong Un 'cherishes' relationship and is working to elevate ties further, state media has said

North Korea and Laos sustain ties despite COVID-19 and other obstacles
Gabriela Bernal
Gabriela Bernal May 27, 2022
Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK

Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK

The human rights activist shares her defection story and how her experiences drove her to get involved in politics

Interview: How North Korean defector Jihyun Park found happiness in the UK
Harry Clynch
Harry Clynch May 26, 2022
‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages

Instructors say low pay is driving away those who can help children of defectors navigate South Korean school system

‘They don’t care for us’: North Korean defector teachers fight for higher wages
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 26, 2022
Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China

Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China

South Korean outlets say two defectors escaped Chinese authorities, while two of three caught tested positive for virus

Seoul investigating reported defection of COVID-positive North Koreans to China
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 20, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection

Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection

‘You cannot change where you were born, but you can choose where you live’

Ask a North Korean: How bright lights in China inspired a defection
Jin
Jin May 17, 2022
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