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Beleaguered residents further exploited for military contributions 
Date : April 28, 2017
In preparation for the 85th anniversary of the military’s foundation, the North Korean authorities ordered residents to donate relief items to give to the Korean People'…
Regime bans warrantless house searches to appease residents 
Date : April 28, 2017
The North Korean authorities have recently announced that judicial institutions should refrain from warrantless arrests and brutal punishments. Following the instructions…
Ryomyong Street a 'shield' for the Kim family mausoleum 
Date : April 24, 2017
The North Korean authorities have launched a propaganda campaign to promote Kim Jong Un's benevolence, emphasizing the recently completed high-rise apartments built in Py…
North Korea increases student visits to anti-U.S. education facility 
Date : April 24, 2017
Amid stern U.S. rhetoric on North Korea, the regime is ratcheting up its efforts to increase hostility among its population toward Americans. These efforts include an upt…
Students, residents forced to prep for regime's lavish April events 
Date : April 17, 2017
April is packed with political events in North Korea, from Kim Il Sung's birthday on the 15th to the Korean People’s Army Foundation Day on the 25th. But these celebrati…
MSS agents go deep undercover, disguise themselves as goat herders 
Date : April 17, 2017
North Korea’s Ministry of State Security has ratcheted up its efforts to arrest residents making international calls with Chinese mobile phones. In one recent incident, …
Bribery thrives despite Ministry of State Security investigation 
Date : April 17, 2017
Ministry of State Security agents in the border regions are soliciting bribes in return for leniency toward the use of Chinese mobile phones. Such bribery continues unaba…
Deification of Kim Il Sung no match for marketization 
Date : April 12, 2017
April 15 will mark the 105th anniversary of Kim Il Sung's birthday, a day imbued with important political meaning for Kim Jong Un and an optimal opportunity to call heart…
Security officers illegally break into home, arrest woman 
Date : April 12, 2017
A woman in her fifties has been arrested in Ryanggang Province’s Kimjongsuk County after attempting to resist arrest with a kitchen knife when Ministry of State Security…
Criticism takes hold in wake of Kim Jong Nam's death 
Date : April 12, 2017
In recent weeks, Daily NK has heard rising and unprecedented criticisms of Kim Jong Un from its sources in North Korea as the news of Kim Jong Nam's murder continues to s…
State security officials tail traders to block South Korean products 
Date : April 4, 2017
The North Korean authorities have dispatched Ministry of State Security officials to accompany traders trucks from the end of last year in order to block the inflow of So…
Border guard arrested for accepting bribes to aid defectors 
Date : April 4, 2017
A North Korean soldier posted at the Sino-North Korea border has been apprehended while re-entering North Korea after crossing over into China. His arrest marks a new per…
Authorities institute unrealistic price ceilings, prompting vendors' ire 
Date : March 27, 2017
The North Korean authorities have issued public price ceilings in the markets that widely diverge from market prices. The policy, which does not involve a logical underst…
Ministry of State Security officials soften their approach 
Date : March 22, 2017
In the midst of North Korea’s lean period in March, the prices of some market goods in Ryanggang Province are fluctuating wildly, causing difficulties for ordinary North…
Former spy student caught trying to escape with sister 
Date : March 14, 2017
A North Korean student trained in espionage and his younger sister have been apprehended in China while trying to escape and were recently repatriated. The two were caugh…
 
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