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December 1, 2021
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,...

Bicycle robbery/murder highlights lack of law and order

A North Korean resident riding a bag-laden bicycle. Image: Daily NK. The body of a murdered 60-year-old man was recently discovered on a...

Loan shark murdered by young woman

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Minor crimes receive harsher punishments

A fresh mandate from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been handed down in the run-up to the 70th anniversary of the Workers’ Party Foundation...

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