November 30, 2022

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Seoul court rules against North Korean defectors who accused spy agency of abuse

Seoul court rules against North Korean defectors who accused spy agency of abuse

Defectors say they were unlawfully detained and tortured during resettlement process, raising human rights concerns

Seoul court rules against North Korean defectors who accused spy agency of abuse
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 12, 2022
Ask a North Korean: How much crime is there in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: How much crime is there in the DPRK?

Theft and other crime occurs in North Korea like any other country, but the state is selective in what it punishes

Ask a North Korean: How much crime is there in the DPRK?
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim October 10, 2022
North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from September 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022

North Korea in September 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro October 4, 2022
9 out of 10 South Koreans say North Korea won’t give up nuclear weapons: Survey

9 out of 10 South Koreans say North Korea won’t give up nuclear weapons: Survey

Seoul National University poll shows greater pessimism about the DPRK, more support for domestic nuclear program

9 out of 10 South Koreans say North Korea won’t give up nuclear weapons: Survey
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 3, 2022
Activist says police busted launch of anti-North Korea posters across DMZ

Activist says police busted launch of anti-North Korea posters across DMZ

Park Sang-hak accuses Yoon administration of aligning with Pyongyang as ROK authorities interrupt latest balloon launch

Activist says police busted launch of anti-North Korea posters across DMZ
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 3, 2022
Seoul urges activists to stop anti-North Korea leafleting to ‘protect citizens’

Seoul urges activists to stop anti-North Korea leafleting to ‘protect citizens’

Unification ministry says it seeks to avoid ‘unnecessary danger’ ahead of series of human rights events

Seoul urges activists to stop anti-North Korea leafleting to ‘protect citizens’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim September 23, 2022
Unplugging from the North Korean matrix – Ep. 254
Podcast

Unplugging from the North Korean matrix – Ep. 254

Seohyun Lee discusses her life in an elite DPRK family and how her view of the country radically changed while abroad

Unplugging from the North Korean matrix – Ep. 254
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News September 20, 2022
Lawmakers reveal identities of two North Koreans forcibly repatriated in 2019

Lawmakers reveal identities of two North Koreans forcibly repatriated in 2019

Statement says both fishermen in their 20s and from Chongjin, information that expert says ‘humanizes’ their case

Lawmakers reveal identities of two North Koreans forcibly repatriated in 2019
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Jeongmin Kim September 15, 2022
EXCLUSIVE: North Korean defector jailed for spying says South crushed his dreams

EXCLUSIVE: North Korean defector jailed for spying says South crushed his dreams

In exclusive letters from prison, man blackmailed by DPRK defends his actions as necessary to save family in country

EXCLUSIVE: North Korean defector jailed for spying says South crushed his dreams
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Sojin Jung September 14, 2022
Settling in Seoul: How a North Korean defector found a second family on Chuseok

Settling in Seoul: How a North Korean defector found a second family on Chuseok

The joy of the holiday mingles with sadness of family separation for those who can’t visit hometowns and loved ones

Settling in Seoul: How a North Korean defector found a second family on Chuseok
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim September 12, 2022
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