July 06, 2022

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang

Court says defector worked on behalf of Pyongyang to convince other defectors to return to North Korea

Second North Korean defector this year found guilty of spying for Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 13, 2022
North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm
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North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm

Hackers concealed malicious script inside a word processing file specifically targeting defectors in South Korea

North Korean defectors targeted in spear-phishing attack: Cyber firm
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 11, 2022
US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain

US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain

Christopher Ahn is now one step closer to extradition to Madrid, but higher court could still intervene

US judge approves extradition of American who raided DPRK embassy in Spain
Ethan Jewell
Ethan Jewell May 10, 2022
Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?

Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?

Protestants outnumber Buddhists among defectors, even though both religions are about equally represented in South Korea

Why are so few North Korean defectors Buddhist?
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 9, 2022
Settling in Seoul: The best and worst aspects of life as a North Korean defector

Settling in Seoul: The best and worst aspects of life as a North Korean defector

Separation from family and fast pace of life in South are challenging, but freedom from want and fear are irreplaceable

Settling in Seoul: The best and worst aspects of life as a North Korean defector
Joshua Kim
Joshua Kim May 5, 2022
Yoon vows to innovate capabilities to counter North Korea nuke, missile threats

Yoon vows to innovate capabilities to counter North Korea nuke, missile threats

President-elect’s transition committee releases 110 national tasks including inter-Korean, foreign and defense policies

Yoon vows to innovate capabilities to counter North Korea nuke, missile threats
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim May 4, 2022
How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang

How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang

Court documents give a rare view into North Korea’s covert operations in the South

How a North Korean defector was coerced into spying for Pyongyang
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 3, 2022
North Korea in April 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in April 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

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

North Korea in April 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro May 3, 2022
Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
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Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234

Jacco Zwetsloot narrates a trip to Baengnyeong Island and asks experts about its significance in inter-Korean affairs

Visiting a remote island on North Korea’s doorstep – NKNews Podcast Ep. 234
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News May 3, 2022
North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office

Civil society, UN and others have criticized ‘the lack of North Korean human rights policy’ enacted under Moon Jae-in

North Korea human rights groups express relief as Moon leaves office
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer May 2, 2022
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