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Young Children Mobilized in Production of Drugs 
Date : September 27, 2013
While the North Korean authorities are increasing the level of pressure on the North Korean populace to earn foreign currency, it has been reported that children have bee…
Workers’ Party Orders ‘A Letter of Apology for Violating the Ten Principles’ 
Date : September 27, 2013
The North Korean authorities recently revised the “Party’s Ten Principles for the Establishment of the One-Ideology System” to deify Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il, and h…
Abductions by NK Carried Out All Over East Asia 
Date : September 25, 2013
According to a recent blog entry by a reporter for Al Jazeera, abductions by the North Korean government were carried out in numerous East Asian countries, not just Japan…
North Korean Laborers Dispatched Overseas are in Poor Condition 
Date : September 24, 2013
Yonhap News reported that North Korean laborers dispatched overseas are in extremely poor condition and some laborers are even dying.  The source in Yonhap’s articl…
New Check Card Showcases Excessive Wealth of Few 
Date : September 24, 2013
After North Korean authorities issued a check card, called ‘Narae,’ some children of senior officials have been showing off their wealth with its use, Radio Free Asia r…
Ideology Censorship on NK Laborers 
Date : September 24, 2013
Recently, the North Korean authorities conducted ideology censorship on laborers who work at the Kaesong Industrial Complex. As a result of their findings, five thousand …
COI Urges International Action on NK Human Rights Abuses 
Date : September 24, 2013
On March 21, 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Council established the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. It mandates…
Launch of the Lawyers for Human Rights and Unification of Korea 
Date : September 24, 2013
On September 10, 2013, the LHUK held its inaugural meeting at Seoul Lawyers’ Educational Cultural Center (located at Seocho-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, the Republic of Korea…
NK Senior Official’s Daughter Flees to South Korea 
Date : September 23, 2013
The daughter of a senior official in Pyongyang recently fled to South Korea, the Donga Ilbo reported.  The president of NK Refugees Human Rights Association of Korea…
Child Death Rate in NK Ranked 77th 
Date : September 23, 2013
UNICEF reported that the death rate for children under the age of 5 in North Korea in 2012 ranked 77th among 194 countries in the world. This means that 29 out of every 1…
Increase in Violent Crimes 
Date : September 23, 2013
Since Kim Jong Eun came to power, the gap between the rich and poor has become increasingly evident, and therefore violent crimes have increased, Radio Free Asia reported…
UN Gives $920,000 in Aid to North Korea 
Date : September 16, 2013
The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) decided to provide $920,000 in aid to North Korea, Voice of America reported.  The UN Resident Coordinator in North Kor…
NK Prisoners Have to Earn Money 
Date : September 16, 2013
The North Korean authorities have ordered prisoners of prison and labor camps to earn money for themselves.  Radio Free Asia’s source stated that the North Korean a…
NK Charges for Foreign Language Education 
Date : September 16, 2013
North Korea, which has a free education system, recently opened a charged foreign language class, Radio Free Asia reported.  Radio Free Asia’s source in North Korea…
Six Defector Children Again in Laos 
Date : September 16, 2013
Recently, six defector children were caught by the Laotian government, but the South Korean embassy secured their safety, Voice of America reported.  According to a …
 
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