April 23, 2024

Defector Issues

Information related to North Korean defector issues

Family appeals to UN to stop repatriation of North Korean woman in China

Family appeals to UN to stop repatriation of North Korean woman in China

Appeal says Kim Sun-hyang is being held in Chinese prison, naming one of 2,000 who face forced return for first time

Family appeals to UN to stop repatriation of North Korean woman in China
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 23, 2023
Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape

Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape

Documentary uses cell phone footage to provide rare look at life inside DPRK and the people suffering there

Film review: ‘Beyond Utopia’ vividly depicts North Koreans’ efforts to escape
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy October 23, 2023
Why some North Korean defectors don’t want exemption from ROK military service

Why some North Korean defectors don’t want exemption from ROK military service

South Korea considering mandatory conscription for escapees, and experts say it could help defectors integrate into ROK

Why some North Korean defectors don’t want exemption from ROK military service
Lina Park
Lina Park October 23, 2023
How the UN could help address China’s forced repatriation of North Koreans
NK PRO

How the UN could help address China’s forced repatriation of North Koreans

The General Assembly has avoided calling out Beijing, but there may be diplomatic solutions to the human rights crisis

How the UN could help address China’s forced repatriation of North Koreans
Roberta Cohen
Roberta Cohen October 23, 2023
A North Korean defector’s long journey from prison to the halls of academia

A North Korean defector’s long journey from prison to the halls of academia

Kim Seong-ryeol tells NK News how he escaped the DPRK twice and became the first defector to work as an ROK professor

A North Korean defector’s long journey from prison to the halls of academia
Lina Park
Lina Park October 18, 2023
18 UN experts demand China refrain from forcibly repatriating North Koreans

18 UN experts demand China refrain from forcibly repatriating North Koreans

Human rights experts warn returnees face torture and even execution, after report China sent 600 people back to DPRK

18 UN experts demand China refrain from forcibly repatriating North Koreans
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 18, 2023
New US envoy on North Korean human rights makes first visit to Seoul

New US envoy on North Korean human rights makes first visit to Seoul

Julie Turner discusses China’s repatriation of DPRK defectors with top ROK officials, days after being sworn in

New US envoy on North Korean human rights makes first visit to Seoul
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer October 16, 2023
Seoul confirms China’s repatriation of North Koreans, raises issue with Beijing

Seoul confirms China’s repatriation of North Koreans, raises issue with Beijing

Unification ministry says forced repatriations violates international norms, can't confirm how many more in China

Seoul confirms China’s repatriation of North Koreans, raises issue with Beijing
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim | Joon Ha Park October 13, 2023
Ask a North Korean: What did you think when you saw Kim Jong Un’s daughter?

Ask a North Korean: What did you think when you saw Kim Jong Un’s daughter?

The young girl has joined her father at multiple events, and it’s clear that she’s far from a normal North Korean child

Ask a North Korean: What did you think when you saw Kim Jong Un’s daughter?
Jin October 5, 2023
How outside information spreads in North Korea – Ep. 309
Podcast

How outside information spreads in North Korea – Ep. 309

Steven Denney talks about how relationships impact the sharing of foreign media, and how the government tries to stop it

How outside information spreads in North Korea – Ep. 309
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News October 4, 2023
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