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Secret Executions with Blunt Weapons 
Date : November 12, 2012
Last Thursday, the Daily NK reported that the North Korean regime is widely enforcing a 'beating to death with a blunt weapon' policy.  Through defectors' testimonie…
Second Resettlement Center to Open 
Date : November 12, 2012
Hwacheon in Gangwon Province is to be the location of a second resettlement center for North Korean defectors the South Korean government announced last Thursday. The cen…
Defense Security Command Targeting Illicit Border Activities 
Date : November 12, 2012
Inspections of the border guard units along the Chinese border by the Defense Security Command are underway in an attempt to crackdown on guards that assist in illicit ac…
Child Beggars Sometimes not Orphans 
Date : November 12, 2012
Last Friday, a North Korea focused newspaper, New Focus, stated that kkotjaebi [child beggars] before were mostly orphans, but these days, there are many kkotjaebi who ha…
Defector Couple Return to North Korea 
Date : November 9, 2012
  The North Korea's Korean Central News Agency said on Thursday that Kim Kwang-hyok, who escaped from North Korea and went to South Korea in 2008, returned to North…
How do North Koreans Cope With a Food Shortage? 
Date : November 8, 2012
  On the 8th, Radio Free Asia reported that, through a World Food Program's survey,  many North Korean people are dealing with a food shortage by replacing the…
Repatriation of Legal Visitors Overstaying in China 
Date : November 7, 2012
North Koreans overstaying their legal visas in China are in danger of being arrested by North Korean authorities in China as the regime attempts to crack down on those th…
Families of Abductees to Call for Repatriation 
Date : November 6, 2012
A representative of families of 11 South Korean citizens abducted in 1969 by North Korea announced on Monday that the families would visit Geneva to meet North Korea's Pe…
Lack of Clean Water Access in North Korea 
Date : November 6, 2012
Many North Koreans lack access to working water supplies a report released on Monday has found. UNICEF's report, compiled with help from the regime's Ministry of City Man…
“No Sign of Improvement” says UN Expert 
Date : November 5, 2012
Marzuki Darusman, the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in North Korea, stated on Friday in a press conference prior to his General Assembly briefing that there ha…
Potato Stocks Shrink in North Korea 
Date : November 5, 2012
The poor weather over the late spring and summer period has heavily impacted on potato stocks in North Korea. Farm workers received considerably less than their normal le…
N. Korea's Annual Grain Production Remains at 1970s’ Levels 
Date : November 5, 2012
Annual grain production in North Korea remains nearly the same as the early-1970s, and the amount of available food per person in the country has dropped approximately 40…
Number of Defectors to South Korea are Falling 
Date : November 1, 2012
The level of defectors coming to South Korea is expected to reach a seven year low according to the Unification Ministry in Seoul. This follows iron-fisted border control…
Vice Defense Chief Executed 
Date : October 25, 2012
Kim Chol, vice minister of the People's Armed Forces, was executed in January according to intelligence sources. He was part of a purge started by Kim Jong Eun in an atte…
Camp No. 22 may still be Operating 
Date : October 25, 2012
  Some press sources are reporting that Camp No. 22 has not been closed. Daily NK's article on September 27th stated that Camp No. 22 in North Hamkyung Province had…
 
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