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Preferential treatment toward Samjiyon stokes discontent

North Koreans living outside of Samjiyon are increasingly expressing discontent about the preferential treatment the city’s locals are receiving from the government, including free...
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Samjiyon projects face continued obstacles to completion by Oct. 10

Construction projects in Samjiyon are currently making slow progress due to a lack of construction materials and food - and even complacency among construction...
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Samjiyon Market closed as rumors fly about Kim Jong Un visit

Samjiyon Market was abruptly shut down yesterday in what may be part of preparations for a visit by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un...
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Alleged leaker of Kim Jong Un’s whereabouts executed

An alleged leaker of information about Kim Jong Un's visit to Samjiyon last October was executed in Pyongyang in late December, Daily NK has...
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Group wedding held for injured Samjiyon construction workers

On Dec. 21, 20 male members of North Korea's "Storm Trooper" units who were injured during construction work in Samjiyon were married to women...
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Hyesan’s MSS director still in office despite security leak

The director of Hyesan's Ministry of State Security (MSS) office is still wielding authority despite speculation that he would resign after a leak involving...
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Women in Samjiyon’s work units fall victim to sexual assault

Female members of work units mobilized at the construction sites in Samjiyon, Ryanggang Province, have been victim to severe instances of sexual assault, Daily...
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Some Samjiyon evictees face the coming winter cold in tents

As construction teams begin to demolish houses near Samjiyon city to make way for new housing developments, some of the evictees are facing the...
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Samjiyon work brigade laborer dies while stealing corn

A work brigade member died in Samjiyon County, the site of a massive state-led modernization project. Sources reported to Daily NK on Nov. 6...
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Kim Jong Un’s train leaves Samjiyon after three-day visit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s train passed through Hyesan Station and away from Samjiyon at daybreak on Wednesday, Daily NK sources reported on...

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