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New Generation of Defectors Expose North Korean Abuses 
Date : June 10, 2013
There are nearly 25,000 North Korean defectors in South Korea, and most of them live quiet lives and have menial jobs. But a handful of defectors have chosen to speak out…
Pyongyang Department Store Prefers Foreign Currency 
Date : June 10, 2013
According to Radio Free Asia, people can exchange foreign currency to North Korean won in many big stores in Pyongyang at a lower exchange rate than on the black market. …
One-Third of North Korean Food Factories Have Stopped 
Date : June 10, 2013
According to Radio Free Asia, the food aid scale of the World Food Programme (WFP) last month reached only 15% of its goal, and 1/3 of the North Korean factories, which t…
North Korea’s Big Hearted Politics. Defectors Return to North Korea? 
Date : June 4, 2013
While the news of the 9 defector children that were repatriated to North Korea from Laos is capturing social interest and concern, the North Korean authorities are organi…
North Korean Farmers Farming without Agricultural Machinery 
Date : June 4, 2013
According to Radio Free Asia, North Korean people are planting rice with their bare hands because of a lack of agricultural machinery.RFA pointed out that when the Ki…
Kim Jong Eun Orders Better Care of Orphans 
Date : June 4, 2013
Radio Free Asia has reported that Kim Jong Eun recently passed orders for the improvement of care of orphaned soldiers and party members.During the March of Tribulati…
North Korean Soldier Shot to Death 
Date : May 30, 2013
Open Radio for North Korea’s source in Pyongyang sent word that a soldier in his 20s was publicly executed by firing squad on April 24th. It has been speculated that the…
North Koreans Calling for Refund of Roller Skates 
Date : May 30, 2013
Through a phone interview with our source for trade related issues in Shineui-ju, North Korea on May 21st, Open Radio for North Korea reported that trade wholesalers of C…
9 Defector Children, Forcefully Repatriated to North Korea 
Date : May 29, 2013
The Dong-A Ilbo reported that 9 defector children, recently detained by authorities in Laos, have already been repatriated to North Korea.  According to several sour…
Defector Children Caught in Laos 
Date : May 28, 2013
Yonhap News reported that 9 Kotjebis (North Korean homeless children) were banished to China from Laos. The defector children are aged between 15 and 23. After escap…
Letters from South Korean POWs 
Date : May 28, 2013
South Korean newspaper, Chosun Ilbo, has obtained about fifty letters sent by South Korean prisoners of war still being held in North Korea. Many of the letters did not m…
Young and Old Alike Toil in the Rice Fields 
Date : May 28, 2013
It's that time of year again: the rice planting season. For this season, the North Korean government mobilizes the entire population to work on the farms. Soldiers, unive…
North Koreans Sent to Prison Camps for Religious Reasons 
Date : May 22, 2013
Radio Free Asia reported that the U.S. State Department indicated in their report, “2012 International Religious Freedom Report,” that the North Korean authorities send…
Black Market Activity Increasing 
Date : May 22, 2013
According to Radio Free Asia, black-market trade in North Korea is increasing as the war tensions on the peninsula subsides.   An overseas Chinese trader, who…
U.S. Ambassador Calls for Improvement in NK Human Rights 
Date : May 21, 2013
Sung Kim, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, has called for improvement in human rights in North Korea at a forum in Seoul on Tuesday.The Ambassador said that it i…
 
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