December 10, 2022

Human Security / Human Rights

Information related to human security / human rights in North Korea

South Korean forces head to Guam to join US’ Operation Christmas Drop

South Korean forces head to Guam to join US’ Operation Christmas Drop

North Korea has used US-ROK military activities to justify flurry of ballistic missile tests over past months

South Korean forces head to Guam to join US’ Operation Christmas Drop
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 29, 2022
Ex-security chief may face arrest over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen

Ex-security chief may face arrest over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen

Prosecutors investigating allegations Suh Hoon hampered investigation into death of Lee Dae-jun in DPRK waters

Ex-security chief may face arrest over North Korea’s 2020 killing of ROK citizen
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 29, 2022
North Korea threatened death penalty for spreading COVID ‘rumors’

North Korea threatened death penalty for spreading COVID ‘rumors’

Public notice posted in Pyongyang earlier this year latest example of the regime’s Orwellian approach to pandemic

North Korea threatened death penalty for spreading COVID ‘rumors’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 28, 2022
FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’
NK PRO

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’

NK Pro translated public notice promising ‘merciless’ punishment for discussing non-state-approved opinions on pandemic

FULL TEXT: North Korea’s death penalty decree for spreading COVID ‘rumors’
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 28, 2022
Seoul to cremate woman’s body likely from North Korea: Unification ministry

Seoul to cremate woman’s body likely from North Korea: Unification ministry

North Korea ignores offers to repatriate remains of woman found with Kim Il Sung-Kim Jong Il badge near border

Seoul to cremate woman’s body likely from North Korea: Unification ministry
Jeongmin Kim
Jeongmin Kim November 25, 2022
North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges

North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges

In brief report, state media says security organs tackled ongoing problem of ‘anti-socialist’ acts across country

North Korean secret police hold five-day meeting on internal security challenges
Colin Zwirko
Colin Zwirko November 25, 2022
Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan

Hong Kyung Eui was ousted from the group after urging reform and now says group is a shadow of its former self

Expelled from Chongryon, ex-member hopes to unite Koreans in Japan
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 25, 2022
State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes
NK PRO

State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes

An in-depth analysis of the country’s rural housing project, fishery production and anti-US and Japan propaganda

State media review: North Korea rewards greenhouse workers with new homes
Seung-Yeon Chung
Seung-Yeon Chung November 24, 2022
How North Koreans are watching the 2022 World Cup

How North Koreans are watching the 2022 World Cup

State TV often shows football matches from around the world, but censors logos and themes that may not fit its agenda

How North Koreans are watching the 2022 World Cup
Shreyas Reddy
Shreyas Reddy November 23, 2022
Interview: UN human rights envoy says ‘we cannot abandon’ North Korean people

Interview: UN human rights envoy says ‘we cannot abandon’ North Korean people

Elizabeth Salmón tells NK News that she will not deviate from her mandate despite the DPRK’s hostility toward her

Interview: UN human rights envoy says ‘we cannot abandon’ North Korean people
Ifang Bremer
Ifang Bremer November 22, 2022