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UN Urged to Investigate Prison Camps in North Korea 
Date : April 5, 2012
"An international organization of more than 40 human rights groups around the world on Tuesday urged the U.N. Human Rights Council to address the issue of North Korean prison camps.The International Coalition to Stop Crimes against Humanity in North Korea, or ICNK, submitted a petition to call on the U.N. to carry out an investigation and report on the gulags."Source: The Korea Herald
Human Rights Groups Call on UN over N. Korea Gulag 
Date : April 5, 2012
"In a press conference Tuesday, [the ICNK] called on the UN to carry out a special investigation of North Korean gulags and said it submitted a petition to the UN Human Rights Council."Source: The Chosun Ilbo
North Korea’s dehumanizing treatment of its citizens is hiding in plain sight 
Date : April 4, 2012
With President Obama in Korea this week, we will hear a lot about the dangers of North Korea’s nuclear aspirations. We’re unlikely to be hear about a young man named Shin Dong-hyuk, who was bred, like a farm animal, inside a North Korean prison camp after guards ordered his prisoner-parents to mate. But Shin arguably has as much to teach about Korea’s past and future as about the cycle of negotiation, bluster and broken promises over the nuclear issue. Source: The Washington Post
NK Officials Punished, Killed for Failure to Properly Mourn Kim Jong-il's D... 
Date : March 23, 2012
"North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is known to have executed or fired some military officers and government officials for committing immoral acts during the mourning period of his father Kim Jong-il." Source: KBS World
China Arrests Ten Defectors, Guide 
Date : March 23, 2012
"Chinese authorities have arrested 10 North Korean defectors and their guide, sparking fears that they could face persecution and even execution back home if repatriated, according to a source who assists refugees in China." Source: Radio Free Asia
100 Family Members of NK Escapees Put into Political Prisoner Camps 
Date : March 13, 2012
"Liberty Forward Party legislator Park Sun-young says North Korea is sending a number of families left behind by North Korean escapees into political prisoner camps this month." Source: KBS World
China returns 31 N. Korean refugees: Seoul activists 
Date : March 9, 2012
"China has repatriated all 31 North Korean refugees it arrested last month despite international pressure against the move, activists said Friday, warning they could face severe punishment." Source: Agence France-Presse
Progressives show support for N.K. defectors 
Date : March 7, 2012
"The country’s progressive academics, often seen as reluctant to criticize the North Korean regime and its ally China, appear to be joining the cause to stop China from repatriating North Korean defectors." Source: The Korea Herald
China to Repatriate 'Hundreds' of N.Koreans 
Date : February 28, 2012
"Hundreds of North Korean defectors were awaiting repatriation as of last Friday after being arrested in various parts of China, rights activists say." Source: The Chosun Ilbo
One-time defectors say repatriation could be fatal 
Date : February 27, 2012
"As pressure rises over the repatriation of North Korean defectors in China, others who have previously crossed the border into the South told the Korea JoongAng Daily that the defectors stand a high chance of being killed if they are sent back." Source: Korea JoongAng Daily
9 N. Korean defectors repatriated to their homeland 
Date : February 24, 2012
Nine North Korean defectors who were detained in China were repatriated to their homeland over the weekend as South Korea ratcheted up pressure on China not to send North Korean defectors to their communist country, informed sources said Thursday. Source: The Korea Herald
China set to repatriate 33 North Korean defectors 
Date : February 15, 2012
Thirty-tree North Korean defectors have been caught by the Chinese Public Security Ministry and reportedly face repatriation. This is the first time that such defectors have been arrested en masse in China after Pyongyang openly threatened to kill three generations of the family of a defector following the inauguration of new leader Kim Jong Un. Source: The Dong-A Ilbo
N. Korean Dynasty's Authority Challenged 
Date : February 14, 2012
Major structures built to promote the personality cult of North Korea's Kim dynasty have been damaged as isolated pockets of resistance begin to grow, according to reports. A statue of Kim Jong-suk, former leader Kim Jong-il's mother, in Hoeryong, North Hamgyong Province was damaged in October and a monument in Pyongyang was destroyed in April last year. Source: The Chosun Ilbo
The Long Search of Oh Kil Nam 
Date : February 1, 2012
The Belgian newspaper La Libre chronicles Dr. Oh Kil Nam's long search for his wife and daughters, who have been imprisoned in North Korea since 1986. Source: La Libre Belgique Language: French
UN human rights expert calls on North Korea’s new leadership to address long-st... 
Date : January 25, 2012
The new leadership in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) was on Friday urged to address pressing human rights concerns and resolve long-standing issues, including the abduction of Japanese and other foreign nationals, by the UN’s independent expert on human rights in the country. Source: United Nations Human Rights
 
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