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North Korea’s claim that Thae Yong Ho was fired from spy agency think tank...

Editor’s Note: Thae Yong Ho was serving as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Kingdom when he chose to defect with his family...

Defector with Lou Gehrig’s Disease finds tranquility in South Korea

“I have shooting pain in my neck, arms, and legs - as if I’m being electrocuted. The pain can become excruciating. My fingers are...

North Korea’s winter military parade full of cold, beatings, and exhaustion

A female military brass band performs for the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the Korean Workers' Party on October 10, 2015. Image: Yonhap...

Defectors ‘easy target’ for abuses due to lack of legal knowledge, access to counsel

Kim Hye Eun (alias) is a 53-year-old defector who recently contacted Daily NK to report her experiences with the legal system in South Korea....

The world is changing around Donald Trump

Hackers tied to Kim Jong Un's regime stole blueprints and other information about warships and submarines last year when they broke into one of...

Rocking Pyongyang: Film recalls Laibach’s North Korea gig

Hackers tied to Kim Jong Un's regime stole blueprints and other information about warships and submarines last year when they broke into one of...

First time defector voters celebrate democratic process

Fresh on the heels of South Korea's 19th presidential election, a number of North Korean defectors shared their stories of experiencing democracy for the...

New survey reveals life satisfaction levels among defector community

According to recent survey results, two out of three North Korean defectors living in South Korea are satisfied with their lives.The Korea Hana Foundation,...

Sexual attitudes opening up, but restricted by lack of sex education

As the cherry blossoms bloom and spring weather comes to South Korea, it’s also warming up for dating season. Young couples can be seen...

Defectors barred from South Korean matchmaker services

“What’s your marriage score? Find out for free!” Hyung Jik (pseudonym) is a 38-year-old defector from North Korea. On his smartphone one day, he decided...

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