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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Ban on Foreigners Bringing Cell Phones to North Korea Rescinded 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 …
U.S. Unable to Make Contact with Korean-American Detainee 
Date : January 21, 2013
The U.S. has been unsuccessful in their recent attempts to contact the Korean-American detained last year allegedly on charges of committing crimes against the nation.…
Two Christian Deaths Reported by Open Doors 
Date : January 19, 2013
Open Doors, the Christian organization dedicated to supporting persecuted Christians worldwide, announced on Friday that they had confirmed that two Christian North K…
South Korean Government Confirm More Abductees 
Date : January 18, 2013
The South Korean government released data on Thursday which added a further 467 people to the list of those known to have been abducted by North Korea during the Korean W…
Traffickers of North Korean Women Arrested 
Date : January 17, 2013
The Chinese press reported on Wednesday that Chinese police have broken up a trafficking ring. The traffickers face charges of encouraging North Korean women to defe…
Regime Purchases Thousands of CCTV Cameras 
Date : January 15, 2013
Chinese-made technology is aiding the North Korean regime in surveilling citizens, the Chosun Ilbo reported on Monday. The regime bought thousands of CCTV cameras betw…
 
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