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N. Koreans nabbed for sending mobile texts about the coronavirus

Agents with the Ministry of State Security (MSS)’s Bureau 10 arrested two remittance brokers during raids in Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, after discovering texts mentioning...
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N. Korean sentenced to two years in labor camp for assault

A woman in her 40s was sentenced to two years in a labor camp after assaulting a teenage girl who she suspected was having...
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Amateur surgeons executed, woman murdered in Pyongyang

Daily NK sources recently reported that two amateur facial surgeons were executed by North Korean authorities for performing illegal facial surgeries and a woman...
Household near the Chinese border in North Hamgyong Province

North Korea shows leniency toward veteran convicted for murder, theft

A North Korean veteran has been sentenced to ten years in a correctional labor camp in a public trial for murdering a woman in...
Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province

North Hamgyong Province man goes to prison for attempted murder

A man in his 40s was sentenced to 10 years in prison early this year for attempting to murder a 19 year-old woman with...

Suspect arrested in murder of elderly man in South Hamgyong Province

A man in his 30s has been arrested by police for breaking into a house and killing the occupant, an elderly man in his...

Mine manager sentence to life in prison for murder of orphans in North Korea

A mining tunnel manager at the Kumdok Mining Complex in Tanchon, South Hamgyong Province, was recently sentenced to life in prison in a public...

Inmate executed for murdering guard at Jongori Correctional Labor Camp

An inmate at Hoeryong Jongori Correctional Labor camp was reportedly executed by firing squad for murdering a prison guard. “An inmate was executed by firing...
Chongjin Market (taken in 2017)

Residents concerned over rise in violent crime in North Korea

Residents are becoming increasingly concerned with the rising frequency of violent crime occurring in certain parts of North Korea. “Due to the financial situation worsening...

Drug distribution the most common crime in North Hamgyong Province

Methamphetamine-based stimulants known as “bingdu” or “ice” are widely available and related crimes remain prevalent in North Korea, an internal source has reported. Drug producers,...

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