July 04, 2020

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Korean sentenced to four years in prison for Russian border guard assault

At least 17 North Korean fishermen are believed to be in detention for nearly 10 months now after a Sept. 2019 arrest

Min Chao Choy July 3, 2020

Left behind: despite détente, six South Koreans remain imprisoned in the North

Convicted of espionage and effectively abandoned by Seoul, it's unclear whether any will ever return home


North Korea in June 2020: a month in review and what’s ahead

An analysis of the main developments between June 1 and June 30

NK Pro July 2, 2020

Finnish NGO wins sanctions exemptions to fight food insecurity in North Korea

Finn Church Aid granted exemptions for an estimated $270,000 in aid expenses to help North Hwanghae Province

Kelly Kasulis July 1, 2020

Ask a North Korean: are there really no cases of COVID-19 in North Korea?

"Nobody will believe you if you say there are no coronavirus cases in North Korea"

In-hua Kim July 1, 2020

North Korea has now tested 922 people for COVID-19: World Health Organization

255 DPRK nationals remain under quarantine, official tells NK News

Jeongmin Kim June 30, 2020

"Pressing" need to restart inter-Korean family reunions, UN official says

Pyongyang is to blame for the continued delay in family reunions, Signe Poulsen tells NK News

Oliver Hotham June 29, 2020

Activist group launches balloons containing bibles towards North Korea

Despite recent inter-Korean tensions, Voice of Martyrs conducts discrete balloon launch adjacent to inter-Korean border

Chad O'Carroll June 25, 2020

70 years since the Korean War, thousands still waiting to reunite with families

Advocate for separated families says the matter should be discussed "regardless of political situation"

Jeongmin Kim June 25, 2020

Preparations underway for October mass games, North Korean media says

Despite gearing up for the games, the DPRK will likely keep up its ban on foreign tourists, one tour company said

Jeongmin Kim June 25, 2020
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