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North Korea: Economic System Built on Forced Labor 
Date : June 14, 2012
Human Rights Watch states that the North Korean economy is based on forced, uncompensated labor. Defectors told Human Rights Watch that they were forced to work at an ass…
CNN: North Korea defector living with a quarter century of guilt 
Date : June 12, 2012
Seoul (CNN) -- Oh Kil-nam refuses to keep a single photo of his family in his home. He says it's just too painful.For more than 25 years, Oh has lived with the guilt of k…
Solar generator gains popularity around Pyongyang following severe fuel shortage... 
Date : June 11, 2012
North Korea has long been suffering from chronic fuel shortages since the economic collapse of the 1990s. Even the regime’s well-to-do capital, Pyongyang, faces severe b…
Sales of gifts plummet following death of Kim Jong Il 
Date : June 11, 2012
“Entrepreneurs are deeply disturbed about the decline in sales of wedding gifts such as Hanboks (traditional Korean clothes), electronics, and beddings following the dea…
Kim Release Committee Steps Up Efforts 
Date : May 23, 2012
On May 23rd, 2012, The Committee for the Release of North Korea Human Rights Activist Kim Young Hwan increased its efforts to secure the release of Kim and the three othe…
Smuggler crackdown creates new smugglers 
Date : May 22, 2012
Some sources from Sinuiju and Musan have claimed that North Korean security officers in the border area have become directly involved in smuggling between the North and C…
North Korean workers in China lose 70% of their wages 
Date : May 22, 2012
A Chinese trader has recently reported that North Korean workers are given only 元200 (40,000Won in South Korea) per month, despite their heavy work processing raw fish i…
North Korea Lied about Detention, Then Freed An Ki Ok 
Date : May 16, 2012
According to an Open Radio for North Korea  source, An Ki Ok,  a Korean traditional musician who settled in North Korea prior to the Korean war, had been held i…
North Korean Women Sold Into Slavery in China 
Date : May 15, 2012
Kim Eun Sun paid 2,000 yuan to have her family brought from North Korea into China. Once there she learned she had been sold as a bride to a Chinese farmer.  Accordi…
Missile case shows changing media conditions in NK: King 
Date : May 11, 2012
Robert King, US special envoy for North Korean Human Rights explains how North Korea's public handling of the recent failed missile launch is indicative of a wider change…
Corrupt Military Police Official Killed by Civilian 
Date : May 8, 2012
According to a source from Hyeosan, a military police official from the 10th corps of the North Korea Military Police in Hyeohwadong, Hyeosan City was killed in April a…
Labor-Training Camp Situation Getting Worse 
Date : April 25, 2012
The punishment for North Korean defectors has intensified since Kim Jong Eun issued the order: “Exterminate three generations of anyone who tries to defect during the mo…
The South Korean parted from his family for twenty years. 
Date : April 24, 2012
A recorded interview with Oh Kil Nam about bringing his family to the North in 1985. Dr Oh discusses why he left South Kore against his wife’s wishes, their life and r…
Kim Jong Eun's First Public Address- Imitation of Kim Il Sung 
Date : April 18, 2012
On April 15th, 2012, at 10:40 a.m, the first public speech of Kim Jong Eun- the First Secretary of the Korean Workers’ Party and leader of the North Korean regime, was d…
Forced Mass Mobilization for ‘Loyalty Singing’ Event 
Date : April 17, 2012
April 15th, 2012 marked the 100th birthday of Kim Il Sung, also known as the Day of the Sun. To prepare for the celebration to mark the occasion, North Korean women were …
 
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