February 21, 2024

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Seoul says it will discuss resuming Panmunjom tours after Travis King crossing

Seoul says it will discuss resuming Panmunjom tours after Travis King crossing

Unification ministry says it cannot predict when tours to border village will resume but will consult with UN Command

Seoul says it will discuss resuming Panmunjom tours after Travis King crossing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 6, 2023
North Korea in October 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in October 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from October 1, 2023 to October 31, 2023

North Korea in October 2023: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2023
Timeline: From Lavrov’s Pyongyang trip to North Korean weapons aid for Russia
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Timeline: From Lavrov’s Pyongyang trip to North Korean weapons aid for Russia

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from Oct. 1 to Oct. 31

Timeline: From Lavrov’s Pyongyang trip to North Korean weapons aid for Russia
NK Pro
NK Pro November 3, 2023
Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?

The regime does not acknowledge gay and transgender people, but that does not mean they don’t exist in the DPRK

Ask a North Korean: How do North Koreans think about sexual and gender identity?
Joshua Kim November 2, 2023
The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
Podcast

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313

Victor Cha and Ramon Pachero Pardo discuss their new book and share anecdotes from their time on the peninsula

The intertwined histories of the two Koreas, and what the future holds – Ep. 313
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 1, 2023
What to make of North Korea’s closure of multiple embassies overseas
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What to make of North Korea’s closure of multiple embassies overseas

Weak economy and sanctions likely driving shakeup, with broad implications for diplomacy, humanitarian aid and more

What to make of North Korea’s closure of multiple embassies overseas
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 1, 2023
‘I can’t lose her too’: Family fears for loved one forcibly sent to North Korea

‘I can’t lose her too’: Family fears for loved one forcibly sent to North Korea

Kim Cheol-ok was repatriated after 25 years in China. Now her family is looking for answers about her fate.

‘I can’t lose her too’: Family fears for loved one forcibly sent to North Korea
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park October 31, 2023
North Korean boat defection sparks debate about gaps in ROK maritime security

North Korean boat defection sparks debate about gaps in ROK maritime security

Reports claim fisherman made first contact with boat of four defectors, leading some to criticize slow military response

North Korean boat defection sparks debate about gaps in ROK maritime security
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim October 27, 2023
Korean Americans’ messages to long-lost relatives in North Korea – Ep. 312
Podcast

Korean Americans’ messages to long-lost relatives in North Korea – Ep. 312

Paul Kyumin Lee of Divided Families USA discusses a project to create a registry of divided families in America

Korean Americans’ messages to long-lost relatives in North Korea – Ep. 312
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 25, 2023
40 North Korean defectors reached South Korea in third quarter: Seoul

40 North Korean defectors reached South Korea in third quarter: Seoul

Interviews with new arrivals suggest threat of repatriation is driving North Koreans in China to flee, expert says

40 North Korean defectors reached South Korea in third quarter: Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 24, 2023
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