Information related to North Korean defector issues
Speakers at unification ministry event call for pressuring DPRK and China, but raising awareness likely won’t be enough
NGO confirms police are searching for DPRK citizen, the third to disappear in region in last month
A plunge in new arrivals has left facility deserted, and forced South Korea to rethink how it helps struggling defectors
While praising sacrificial love between comrades, schools discourage romance and treat it as taboo
An analytical look at the main developments from June 1, 2023 to June 30, 2023
Frustration at lack of progress among factors driving exodus, which some fear could diminish understanding of DPRK
Law set to go into effect July 1 expands definition of espionage in ways some fear could include DPRK-related activities
Without friends or family, one defector reached a breaking point before resolving to build a life he could be proud of
Park Sang-hak defies government warnings to continue leafleting, send banner accusing Kim Jong Un of plotting invasion
The regime uses family as collateral and encourages snitching to prevent escapes, which could pick up ahead of reopening
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