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Mobilization for Rice Planting Leading to Bribery 
Date : May 21, 2013
According to an Open Radio for North Korea source on the 11th, “The North Korean authorities have ordered mobilization of citizens recently, so people in every region ar…
North Korea is Recruiting Citizens to Export to China 
Date : May 21, 2013
According to an Open Radio for North Korea source in Shineuiju on the 15th, “The regime is recruiting people to export to China in order to annually raise $200,000,000”…
North Korean Railroad and Bribes 
Date : May 21, 2013
An informant inside the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in Yangkang Province told Open Radio for North Korea on May 8th via a phone call that, “The situation on the r…
North Korea Seized Chinese Fishing Boat 
Date : May 20, 2013
According to Chinese officials, North Korea recently captured a Chinese fishing boat that was moving between the Chinese city Dalian and the Korean peninsula and is deman…
North Korean Defectors Struggle But Find New Home in South Korea 
Date : May 15, 2013
A United Nations assessment in March 2013 found 16 million out of North Korea’s total population of 28 million people to be “chronically deprived of food.” According t…
Everything in Pyongyang is a Tool for Propagation 
Date : May 14, 2013
Open Radio for North Korea’s source in Pyongyang delivered a message on the 7th that said, “Convenience facilities were built in Pyongyang, however, it is operating onl…
The Human Face of the North Korean Gulags 
Date : May 13, 2013
A voice from a North Korean gulag is affecting the human rights discourse on the country, according to an article by CNN.Shin Dong-hyuk gives the account of his life in a…
North Korea Shifts Blame For Food Problems 
Date : May 8, 2013
According to a recent news article by the Daily NK, the North Korean regime is attempting to evade responsibility for issues of food insecurity in the country, describing…
Kaesong Workers Sent Far and Wide 
Date : May 8, 2013
The 53,000 North Korean former workers of the Kaesong Industrial Complex have been reassigned to a wide range of alternative workplaces, according to a recent news …
Commission of Inquiry Team Appointed 
Date : May 8, 2013
The UN has appointed the three members of the team that will lead the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into crimes against humanity in North Korea. As well as the previously c…
People Complaining about Planting Grass 
Date : May 7, 2013
Radio Free Asia reported that Kim Jong Eun commanded people to plant grass in all regions. However, people are complaining and are disappointed about the order.Since Ki…
North Korea Repair the Palace with Laborers’ Wages 
Date : May 7, 2013
According to Radio Free Asia, the North Korean authorities took wages from laborers who worked abroad to repair Mt. Keumsoo Memorial Palace, in which Kim Il Sung’s…
Kenneth Bae Sentenced to Hard Labor 
Date : May 5, 2013
A Korean-American citizen, Kenneth Bae, has been sentenced to 15 years hard labor for anti-state crimes. Mr. Bae was detained in November last year. It was suggested at t…
Farmers Skeptical of Reforms 
Date : April 25, 2013
Agricultural reforms announced last year are being met with skepticism from farmers, Radio Free Asia has reported.The reforms introduced to allow farmers to keep 30%…
U.S. to Press China on Forced Repatriation 
Date : April 25, 2013
Robert King, U.S. special envoy for North Korean Human Rights Issues, said on Monday that he intended to press the Chinese authorities on forced repatriation of North…
 
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