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Ideology Censorship on NK Laborers 
Date : September 24, 2013
Recently, the North Korean authorities conducted ideology censorship on laborers who work at the Kaesong Industrial Complex. As a result of their findings, five thousand …
COI Urges International Action on NK Human Rights Abuses 
Date : September 24, 2013
On March 21, 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Council established the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It mandates…
Launch of the Lawyers for Human Rights and Unification of Korea 
Date : September 24, 2013
On September 10, 2013, the LHUK held its inaugural meeting at Seoul Lawyers’ Educational Cultural Center (located at Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, the Republic of Korea…
NK Senior Official’s Daughter Flees to South Korea 
Date : September 23, 2013
The daughter of a senior official in Pyongyang recently fled to South Korea, the Donga Ilbo reported.  The president of NK Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea…
Child Death Rate in NK Ranked 77th 
Date : September 23, 2013
UNICEF reported that the death rate for children under the age of 5 in North Korea in 2012 ranked 77th among 194 countries in the world. This means that 29 out of every 1…
Increase in Violent Crimes 
Date : September 23, 2013
Since Kim Jong Eun came to power, the gap between the rich and poor has become increasingly evident, and therefore violent crimes have increased, Radio Free Asia reported…
UN Gives $920,000 in Aid to North Korea 
Date : September 16, 2013
The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) decided to provide $920,000 in aid to North Korea, Voice of America reported.  The UN Resident Coordinator in North Kor…
NK Prisoners Have to Earn Money 
Date : September 16, 2013
The North Korean authorities have ordered prisoners of prison and labor camps to earn money for themselves.  Radio Free Asia’s source stated that the North Korean a…
NK Charges for Foreign Language Education 
Date : September 16, 2013
North Korea, which has a free education system, recently opened a charged foreign language class, Radio Free Asia reported.  Radio Free Asia’s source in North Korea…
Six Defector Children Again in Laos 
Date : September 16, 2013
Recently, six defector children were caught by the Laotian government, but the South Korean embassy secured their safety, Voice of America reported.  According to a …
Brand-name Products Popular Among the Rich in NK 
Date : September 16, 2013
Recently, brand-name products are becoming popular among the rich in North Korea. According to a report by Radio Free Asia, brand-name dresses cost $2,000, but peopl…
Expensive Bus in Pyongyang 
Date : September 10, 2013
Since the transportation system in Pyongyang is poor, expensive bus system has appeared, Radio Free Asia reported.  The source of Radio Free Asia said that trams in …
Accident and Desertion of NK Army Increasing 
Date : September 10, 2013
Radio Free Asia reported that the North Korean army has become increasingly derelict in its duties since Kim Jong Eun took power.  According to the source, the numbe…
Special Pardon for the Founding Day of NK 
Date : September 10, 2013
Japan’s Tokyo Shinbun reported on the 7th that the North Korean authorities carried out a large-scale special pardon for the 65th anniversary of the Founding Day of Nort…
Food Distribution to Only Pyongyang 
Date : September 9, 2013
North Korea continues its economic discrimination in celebration of September 9th, the anniversary of the founding of North Korea. According to a source, party cadres exp…
 
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