August 16, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248
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North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248

The NK News team talks latest developments on DPRK, from forced repatriation to COVID and more

North Korea threatens death penalty for illegal drug sales – Ep. 248
Jacco Zwetsloot
Jacco Zwetsloot | NK News August 9, 2022
Water levels rise in South as North Korea opens dam floodgates without warning

Water levels rise in South as North Korea opens dam floodgates without warning

Risk to South Korea low according to ministry, but opening Hwanggang Dam in past has led to flash floods and deaths

Water levels rise in South as North Korea opens dam floodgates without warning
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 9, 2022
Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery
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Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery

State media reports over 4 inches of rain in region Sunday that may have disrupted work on construction camp, warehouse

Flooding hits new construction at North Korea’s Sohae spaceport: Imagery
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 9, 2022
North Korea to hold meeting to review virus policy as it reports no COVID cases

North Korea to hold meeting to review virus policy as it reports no COVID cases

Announcement raises possibility DPRK could further loosen epidemic restrictions following outbreak earlier this year

North Korea to hold meeting to review virus policy as it reports no COVID cases
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 8, 2022
North Korea enacts medicine laws after death penalty decree on COVID supplies

North Korea enacts medicine laws after death penalty decree on COVID supplies

Supreme People’s Assembly also passes aerospace development law ahead of full session announced for Sept. 7

North Korea enacts medicine laws after death penalty decree on COVID supplies
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko August 8, 2022
Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability

Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability

Lee Shin-wha explains what she hopes to accomplish in role and criticizes government’s actions in 2019 repatriation case

Interview: Seoul’s new North Korea human rights envoy stresses accountability
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim August 5, 2022
North Korea completes hydroelectric power project, 41 years after announcing it

North Korea completes hydroelectric power project, 41 years after announcing it

Final stage of Orangchon Power Station large by DPRK standards but won’t solve country’s energy problems, expert says

North Korea completes hydroelectric power project, 41 years after announcing it
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer August 5, 2022
State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality
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State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality

An in-depth analysis of propaganda on female workers, reports of no new COVID cases, reactions to NPT review and more

State media review: North Korea claims Kim Il Sung ensured gender equality
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung August 4, 2022
Timeline: From 2019 repatriation controversy to death penalty for medicine sales
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Timeline: From 2019 repatriation controversy to death penalty for medicine sales

NK Pro timeline charts the key events from July 1 - July 31

Timeline: From 2019 repatriation controversy to death penalty for medicine sales
NK Pro
NK Pro August 3, 2022
North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK PRO

North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead

An analytical look at the main developments from July 1, 2022 to July 31, 2022

North Korea in July 2022: A month in review and what’s ahead
NK Pro
NK Pro August 3, 2022