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Miners handed severe punishment for absenteeism 
Date : January 23, 2019
Miners handed severe punishment for absenteeismThe North Korean authorities have recently handed down sentences of forced labor to Musan Mine workers who have not shown u…
Swamped with “state-sponsored tasks” 
Date : January 23, 2019
North Koreans swamped with “state-sponsored tasks” in the new yearNorth Korean residents are feeling the burden of mandatory participation in labor mobilizations ordere…
Smuggling spikes following Kim’s China visit 
Date : January 18, 2019
Smuggling in Sino-North Korean border region spikes following Kim Jong Un’s China visitSmuggling in the Sino-North Korean border region has peaked following Kim Jong Un…
Inmate executed for murdering guard 
Date : January 18, 2019
Inmate executed for murdering guard at Jongori Correctional Labor CampAn inmate at Hoeryong Jongori Correctional Labor camp was reportedly executed by firing squad for mu…
NK security agents infiltrate churches in China to cozy up to SK 
Date : January 12, 2019
North Korean state security agents infiltrate churches in China to cozy up to South KoreansSome members of North Korea’s secret police, the Ministry of State Security (M…
State orders farmers to supply more food to the military 
Date : January 12, 2019
State orders farmers to supply more food to the militaryThe North Korean authorities have ordered collective farms to supply all of the planned food quotas to the militar…
Samjiyon construction projects to idolize past leaders 
Date : January 10, 2019
Samjiyon construction projects to idolize North Korea’s past leadersThe idolization of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il will be emphasized in construction projects in Samjiyo…
State-set prices reappear in Ryanggang Province 
Date : January 10, 2019
State-set prices reappear in Ryanggang ProvinceWhile North Korea has long deferred to market-set prices for goods and services based on organic supply and demand, some ar…
NK border patrol units use jet skis 
Date : January 8, 2019
North Korean border patrol units use jet skis to intercept smuggling operationsAccording to sources in North Pyongan Province, some border patrol units have started using…
Market downturn takes toll on North Korea’s South Pyongan Province 
Date : January 8, 2019
Market downturn takes toll on North Korea’s South Pyongan ProvinceActivity has significantly declined in some regional markets to the extent that many local residents ar…
People burdened by government financial demands 
Date : January 7, 2019
North Korean families burdened by government financial demandsMany North Koreans experienced a difficult 2018 paying monthly electricity and water bills along with other …
Video surveillance expanded on China-NK border 
Date : December 28, 2018
Video surveillance network expanded on China-North Korea borderThe North Korean authorities are expanding video surveillance in the border areas to deter defectors and il…
Residents concerned over rise in violent crime 
Date : December 24, 2018
Residents concerned over rise in violent crime in North KoreaResidents are becoming increasingly concerned with the rising frequency of violent crime occurring in certain…
KJU orders Sinuiju project completion by 2022 
Date : December 20, 2018
Kim Jong Un orders Sinuiju development project completion by 2022North Korean leader Kim Jong Un announced during a visit to Sinuiju last month that the city’s moderniza…
Pyongyang still relies on ‘forced labor’ brigades. 
Date : December 20, 2018
South Korea envisions a building boom in the North. But Pyongyang still relies on ‘forced labor’ brigades.By Simon Denyer andSEOUL — When Lee Oui-ryok was accepte…
 
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