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July 25, 2024

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from February 1, 2024 to February 29, 2024

North Korea in February 2024: A month in review and what’s ahead
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NK Pro March 1, 2024
Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan
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Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from February 1 to February 29, 2024

Timeline: From North Korean threats against South to soccer defeat to Japan
NK Pro
NK Pro March 1, 2024
Some North Koreans from near nuke test site show signs of radiation exposure

Some North Koreans from near nuke test site show signs of radiation exposure

ROK screening of 80 defectors finds quarter have chromosomal abnormalities, but unclear if nuke tests are cause

Some North Koreans from near nuke test site show signs of radiation exposure
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park February 29, 2024
South Korea to designate July 14 as ‘North Korean Defectors’ Day’

South Korea to designate July 14 as ‘North Korean Defectors’ Day’

Escapees welcome move to raise awareness about DPRK issues but express concern day could be politicized

South Korea to designate July 14 as ‘North Korean Defectors’ Day’
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park February 22, 2024
Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city

Unification ministry says defectors testified about Korean War graves, a finding that could support remains recovery

Seoul confirms existence of mass burial site for UN forces in North Korean city
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Lina Park February 21, 2024
Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children

Chun Ki-won founded Durihana school for DPRK escapees, where he abused five students over the course of seven years

Seoul pastor sentenced to 5 years for molesting North Korean defector children
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer February 15, 2024
Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?

A defector writes about his training schedule and the hurdles he faced trying to represent his country

Ask a North Korean: What was it like playing soccer professionally in the DPRK?
David February 13, 2024
How North Korean defectors shape the policies of countries where they settle
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How North Korean defectors shape the policies of countries where they settle

DPRK escapees around the world have helped build bases of support, broadening diasporic efforts and amplifying advocacy

How North Korean defectors shape the policies of countries where they settle
Sheena Chestnut Greitens
Sheena Chestnut Greitens February 13, 2024
How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328
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How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328

The NK News team talks back and forth between Russia and ROK, the DPRK’s expanded coastal fencing and a new luxury mall

How North Korea started spat between Moscow and Seoul – Ep. 328
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News February 7, 2024
Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate

The measure aims to bring closure to families in the DPRK as soured ties leave little room for cooperation on the issue

Seoul to take DNA samples from bodies North Korea refuses to repatriate
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim February 7, 2024
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