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IPCNKR Letter Urges COI Establishment at Human Rights Council 
Date : February 3, 2013
The co-chair of the International Parliamentarians’ Coalition for North Korean Refugees and Human Rights (IPCNKR), the Saenauri Paarty's Hwang Woo Yea, has sent let…
Overseas Officials Being Redeployed 
Date : February 3, 2013
Chinese trade sources have told RFA that North Korean trade officials are being redeployed to previous and other assignments in China in an unparalleled step by the a…
Bad Weather is Helping Citizens to Call Internationally 
Date : January 31, 2013
According to a Daily NK report, people in border regions are using the bad weather to disguise their use of Chinese cell phones. With the Korean peninsula in the grips of…
Private Farms to be Downsized 
Date : January 31, 2013
Private farm plots are targets for downsizing by the North Korean authorities, according to a Daily NK source. The source told the online newspaper that the authorities h…
Google Maps Show More Details of Prison Camps 
Date : January 31, 2013
Google have updated their maps of North Korea to include far more detail of the country. The new updates include more details of the allegedly closed prison Camp 22 in th…
Desertions Rapidly Increasing 
Date : January 28, 2013
According to Radio Free Asia, the number of North Korean soldiers running away from the military because of hunger and cold is increasing. Thus, North Korean authorities …
Defector Reports Young People Disgruntled with Leadership 
Date : January 24, 2013
According to a report in the Daily NK, the failures of the leadership of Kim Jong Eun are causing disgruntlement in public opinion. A recent defector told the online ne…
Lack of Power Supply Causing Travel Problems 
Date : January 24, 2013
The Daily NK has reported that power outages in northern regions are impacting on train travel in the area.A source from Yangkang Province said that the two trains t…
Royce Lobbies Clinton for COI 
Date : January 23, 2013
Edward R. Royce, the U.S. Congressman, wrote to U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, last December urging her to support the creation of a Commission of Inquiry in…
Increased Security Leading to Bribery 
Date : January 23, 2013
Security forces have stepped up surveillance, a source told told the Daily NK on the 23rd. In particular, security forces have been focusing on the movement of citiz…
Children Abandoned in China Interviewed by NHRC 
Date : January 22, 2013
The Chosun Ilbo reports that interviews conducted by the National Human Rights Commission with 100 children born in China to defector mothers has led to the claim tha…
Regime Requires Citizens to Assist in State Projects 
Date : January 22, 2013
Citizens in North Korea are having pressure applied on them by the regime to help in the development of new state projects. Since the start of the year, citizens have …
Google Earth Images Show Possible New Prison Camp 
Date : January 22, 2013
North Korean Economy Watch, the North Korean economy news and analysis website, has reported that there may be a new political prison camp (kwan-li-so) in the same …
Number of Legal Visitors to China on the Rise 
Date : January 21, 2013
At a time when the regime are heavily clamping down on illegal border crossings, the number of legal visitors to China is on the rise. 180,600 North Koreans legally vi…
Ban on Foreigners Bringing Cell Phones to North Korea Rescinded 
Date : January 21, 2013
The ban on foreigners who are visiting North Korea carrying cell phones has been lifted, a Chinese media group have reported. Foreigners visiting North Korea had to …
 
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