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Defector brokers released after bribing North Korean officials 
Date : June 13, 2019
Defector brokers released after bribing North Korean officialsThree North Koreans working as brokers for defectors were arrested on charges of human trafficking by North …
North Korean farmers sent to labor camp for stealing potato seeds 
Date : June 13, 2019
North Korean farmers sent to labor camp for stealing potato seedsA farmer at a potato farm in Ryanggang Province was recently sent to a forced labor camp for stealing see…
NK customs officials demand bribes from traders 
Date : May 31, 2019
North Korean customs officials continue to demand bribes from tradersThe continuing international sanctions on North Korea are causing difficulties for the country’s tra…
Poor infrastructure blamed for coal mine fatality 
Date : May 28, 2019
Poor infrastructure blamed for coal mine fatality in North KoreaProduction has been halted at Namjon Mine, which is operated by South Pyongan Province’s Kaechon Mining E…
North Korean trader in China in precarious situation 
Date : May 27, 2019
North Korean trader in China expresses concerns about his own precarious situationNorth Korean workers in China facing visa denials or restrictions on their sojourn perio…
Residents concerned about shoddy construction practices 
Date : May 27, 2019
Residents concerned about shoddy construction practices for new housesConstruction began on a series of single-story stone houses in Samjiyon County earlier this month, b…
Child labor continues in NK construction projects 
Date : May 27, 2019
Child labor continues in North Korea’s state construction projectsNorth Koreans have long avoided being pulled into construction work in Samjiyon County due to the const…
Electricity problems continue to plague NK 
Date : May 9, 2019
Electricity problems continue to plague North KoreaResidents in North Korea have endured chronic electricity shortages for decades, a direct result of government mismanag…
NKworkers rebel against orders to work at the Samjiyon 
Date : May 9, 2019
North Korean workers rebel against orders to work at the Samjiyon construction siteA group of workers ordered to North Korea’s banner construction project site in Samjiy…
Ideological investigation into United Front Department 
Date : May 7, 2019
Kim Jong Un orders ideological investigation into United Front DepartmentNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered the Organization and Guidance Department (OGD) t…
Solar-powered mini-TVs to watch South Korean dramas 
Date : May 7, 2019
North Koreans use solar-powered mini-TVs to watch South Korean dramasThe North Korean authorities are focused on preventing the spread of foreign media throughout the cou…
Crackdown on superstitious behavior leads to life sentence 
Date : May 7, 2019
Crackdown on superstitious behavior leads to life sentence for unlucky fortune teller in North KoreaFollowing reports of a public execution of a fortune teller in Decembe…
Local factories face closure amidst theft epidemic 
Date : April 30, 2019
Local factories in North Korea face closure amidst theft epidemicFactories in South Pyongan Province are facing operational issues and have reportedly requested financial…
Crackdown on superstitious behavior leads to life sentence 
Date : April 30, 2019
Crackdown on superstitious behavior leads to life sentence for unlucky fortune teller in North KoreaFollowing reports of a public execution of a fortune teller in Decembe…
Pyongyang’s economy faces possible stagnation 
Date : April 30, 2019
Pyongyang’s economy faces possible stagnationNorth Korean sources are reporting that there has been a drastic reduction in the number of merchants and items available fo…
 
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