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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…
Fatality rate at N. Korean prisons estimated at 25 pct: report 
Date : March 7, 2017
SEOUL, March 7 (Yonhap) -- Nearly one in four prisoners at North Korea's labor camps die of disease while in confinement, a Seoul-based think tank said in a report releas…
Consumption gap widens in Pyongyang 
Date : March 7, 2017
Recent reports suggest that the consumption gap is widening in Pyongyang, increasing tension between North Korean residents and the regime. According to sources inside th…
North Korean regime seeks to maintain control over market prices 
Date : March 7, 2017
Rather than focus on allegations that the North Korean regime was involved in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, it appears to be instead choosing to focus on controlling market…
North Koreans react to Kim Jong Nam's death 
Date : March 7, 2017
Following the apparent murder of Kim Jong Il's eldest son, Kim Jong Nam, at Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport, news of the incident has made its way back int…
North Korea issues more visas ahead of Kim Jong Il's birthday 
Date : February 16, 2017
As the North Korean authorities prepare for the 75th anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s birthday (February 16), the regime has discretely issued passport visas to residents th…
Child laborers pushed to max in North Korean wig factories 
Date : February 6, 2017
In the lead up to the Lunar New Year’s holiday, teenage laborers in North and South Pyongan Provinces were pressured to complete designated work before an upcoming deadl…
Students in N. Hamgyong under pressure to pay for school computers 
Date : January 24, 2017
Students in N. Hamgyong under pressure to pay for school computersA number of schools in North Korea are reportedly asking students to pay for the development of computer…
Thae Yong Ho believes outside information will end the Kim regime 
Date : January 4, 2017
Thae Yong Ho believes outside information will end the Kim regimeDuring a press conference held at Government Complex Seoul in Gwanghwamun on December 27, Thae Yong Ho, N…
UN General Assembly Adopts N.Korean Human Rights Resolution by Consensus 
Date : December 21, 2016
UN General Assembly Adopts N.Korean Human Rights Resolution by ConsensusThe UN General Assembly has adopted by consensus its annual resolution condemning human rights abu…
30 defectors arrested by Chinese authorities 
Date : December 12, 2016
30 North Korean defectors arrested by Chinese authorities, facing repatriationApproximately 30 North Korean defectors have been arrested by Chinese public security offici…
Informants target Chinese mobile phone users 
Date : July 25, 2016
In an ongoing bid to tighten control on communication with the outside world, North Korean security authorities are actively soliciting informants to arrest users of fore…
 
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