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Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector
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Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector

Few in ROK have met escapee, but personal contact influences views on defector support, inter-Korean issues and more

Why it matters if South Koreans personally know a North Korean defector
Timothy S. Rich
Timothy S. Rich November 28, 2023
Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme
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Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme

DPRK is playing favorites with Russia and China, suggesting full return of diplomats and tourists could be long way off

Reopening in slow motion: The growing risks of North Korea’s two-tiered scheme
Chad O'Carroll
Chad O'Carroll November 27, 2023
New report maps chain of accountability for North Korean human rights abuses

New report maps chain of accountability for North Korean human rights abuses

Human rights group says it has detailed command structure of two ministries in bid to help determine criminal liability

New report maps chain of accountability for North Korean human rights abuses
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 24, 2023
Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316
Podcast

Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316

Sue Mi Terry discusses her documentary ‘Beyond Utopia’ and the underground networks that help people escape the DPRK

Filming treacherous defections from North Korea – Ep. 316
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 22, 2023
Settling in Seoul: What do you think about critics of North Korean defectors?

Settling in Seoul: What do you think about critics of North Korean defectors?

A DPRK escapee talks about encountering people who question his testimony and how he learned to embrace his past

Settling in Seoul: What do you think about critics of North Korean defectors?
David November 21, 2023
Voice to the voiceless: Exhibit highlights suppression of speech in North Korea

Voice to the voiceless: Exhibit highlights suppression of speech in North Korea

Newly opened North Korean Human Rights Museum holds up testimonies of defectors on abuses suffered under the Kim regime

Voice to the voiceless: Exhibit highlights suppression of speech in North Korea
Joon Ha Park
Joon Ha Park | Lina Park November 17, 2023
Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection

Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection

First-of-its-kind installation in Seoul uses interactive storytelling to raise awareness about DPRK human rights

Race to freedom: New escape room simulates experience of North Korea defection
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Lina Park November 15, 2023
The growing evidence of North Korean weapons trade with Russia – Ep. 315
Podcast

The growing evidence of North Korean weapons trade with Russia – Ep. 315

The NK News team discusses Pyongyang’s ties with Moscow, overseas IT workers, boat defections and more

The growing evidence of North Korean weapons trade with Russia – Ep. 315
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News November 15, 2023
ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism

ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism

NIS says it’s committed to protecting human rights of escapees, but activist tells NK News agency is not doing enough

ROK spy agency defends detention of North Korean defectors against UN criticism
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer | Joon Ha Park November 10, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What are ideological study sessions like?

Ask a North Korean: What are ideological study sessions like?

A defector writes about taking notes for hours to prove her loyalty, memorizing the leader’s speeches and more

Ask a North Korean: What are ideological study sessions like?
Rose November 10, 2023
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