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Man accused of leaking state secrets sent to political prisoner camp

A North Korean man who made frequent international calls near the Sino-North Korean border with a Chinese mobile phone was recently arrested and sent...

Vinyl film theft at Kaesong farm leads to investigation

North Korean security officials are investigating an incident in Kaesong involving the theft of vinyl film from a collective farm, Daily NK has learned. “Four...
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N. Korean woman who killed husband faces life in prison

A woman living in Huchang County, Ryanggang Province, was recently sentenced to life in prison for murdering her husband with the help of her...
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N. Korean gold smugglers arrested near the Sino-NK border

Two North Koreans from South Hwanghae Province were recently arrested after sneaking into Hyesan, Ryanggang Province, to smuggle gold across the Sino-North Korean border,...
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Well-connected dollar trader in Chongjin arrested

A dollar trader in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, who is also the wife of a Department 11 agent, was recently arrested after a lengthy...
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Electric train cable theft stops train services near Hamhung for three days

The theft of an electric train cable near Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, stopped train services for three days earlier this month, Daily NK has...
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Hamhung currency broker sentenced to life in prison

A currency broker charged with running an illegal currency exchange business in Hamhung, South Hamgyong Province, was recently sentenced to life imprisonment during a...
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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...
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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...
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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...

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