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innkeeper

N. Korean innkeeper arrested for defying COVID-19 prevention rules

A North Korean innkeeper in her early 50s was recently arrested for bribing local officials to ensure that her establishment did not become a...
hamhung

N. Korean prosecutor put on public trial in Hamhung

A North Korean prosecutor arrested in Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, on charges of manufacturing and selling drugs as well as robbery, was recently put...
bonds

N. Korean businessman executed for refusing to buy gov’t bonds

The owner of mine shafts in a suburban area of Pyongyang who refused to buy government bonds was recently arrested and quietly executed, Daily...

Collective farm in Ryanggang Province comes under scrutiny

Farm managers at a collective farm in Taehongdan County, Ryanggang Province, are being investigated for their involvement in a corruption scandal, Daily NK has...
social distancing

Students who snubbed social distancing rules face expulsion

North Korean police detained a group of university students who had violated the country’s social distancing rules by holding a birthday party replete with...
mass amnesty

N. Korea hands down mass amnesty decree on Kim Il Sung’s birthday

North Korea handed down a mass amnesty decree for inmates in the country's myriad of prisons and detention facilities on Apr. 15 - Kim...
executed

Chagang Province forestry official executed for illegal corn farm

The head of a local forest management office in Chagang Province was recently executed for removing saplings from state-owned land and planting corn in...
kaechon prison camp

Kaechon prison camp guard fired over relationship with inmate

A prison guard at the Kaechon prison camp was fired after engaging in sexual relations with a female inmate, Daily NK has learned.  “The prison...
anti-corruption

N. Korea pursues anti-corruption crusade amid COVID-19 fears

Even as the country devotes its efforts to dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, North Korea’s leadership is still conducting an anti-corruption campaign. Most recently,...
smugglers

N. Korea cracks down on smugglers of South Korean goods

Having closed its borders in order to combat the coronavirus outbreak, North Korea has now implemented a large scale operation to track down smugglers...

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