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Border Guards Break Promise of Helping Defection 
Date : August 29, 2013
There have been a number of recent cases of North Korean border guards double-crossing attempting defectors and smugglers. A source from inside North Korea tells Daily NK…
Closure of Two Prison Camps in NK 
Date : August 28, 2013
A new report has been released by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) confirming the closure of two North Korean prison camps. The report builds on the 2…
Diarrhea in North Korea Increased by 30 Times 
Date : August 28, 2013
UN revealed that the number of North Korean people having diarrhea has increased by 30 times in the flooded areas and that waterborne diseases are spreading. Especially, …
NK New Actor Was Sent to Coal Mine 
Date : August 28, 2013
Radio Free Asia reported that a new North Korean actor has been sent to a coal mine because his wife wore a South Korean styled wedding dress at their wedding ceremony. &…
Imitation Wave in North Korea 
Date : August 28, 2013
Radio Free Asia reported that imitation products are recently increasing in North Korea as individual manual industry is developing.  According to Radio Free Asia, i…
‘Korean Wave’ Even Influenced Safety Agency 
Date : August 26, 2013
Recently, the North Korean authorities have been cracking down on the spread of the Korean Wave.  The North Korean authorities’ recent crackdown on the Korean Wave …
COI Public Hearing Got Defectors’ Testimonies 
Date : August 26, 2013
At the third UN COI Public Hearing on the 22nd, defectors gave testimonies about the North Korean authorities’ violation of children and disabled people’s rights, viola…
New North Korean Actress Disappeared 
Date : August 21, 2013
A new North Korean actress, Park Mi Hyang, who was once very popular in North Korea, has been disappeared because of her relative’s actions, Radio Free Asia reported. &n…
Drugs as Dessert? 
Date : August 21, 2013
An increasing number of drug addicts in the North Korea-China border regions shows that drug use is spreading in North Korea. According to the German daily newspaper…
UN COI Collects Testimonies of Defectors in Public Hearing 
Date : August 21, 2013
On August 20th, the UN led Commission of Inquiry held its first hearing in Seoul on its investigation into the reported human rights abuses of North Korea. Two North Kore…
Prostitution, Drug Abuse Spread in NK 
Date : August 21, 2013
More North Korean women, including girls under 18, university students, and brides-to-be are turning to prostitution, which used to be limited to areas around military ba…
NSA’s Strong Restriction on “Defector’s Family” 
Date : August 20, 2013
The North Korean authorities recently issued a secret order to the National Security Agency which emphasizes severe punishment with a reinvestigation into a defector’s f…
North Korea Gets Serious Damage from Heavy Rain 
Date : August 20, 2013
While damage from flooding in the northern region of North Korea continues to be seen, the Samsoo, Kimjongsook, and Neppyong regions in Hyesan, Yangkang Province were als…
NK Actively Encouraging Production of Substitute Fertilizer 
Date : August 20, 2013
This year, North Korea is having agricultural difficulties, so the authorities are actively encouraging people to produce substitute fertilizer.  According to the No…
North Korea Controls Hairstyles 
Date : August 20, 2013
Recently, the North Korean authorities have been strictly controlling female students’ hairstyles.  As South Korean dramas flow into North Korea, an increasing numb…
 
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