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Man faces life in prison after spiking relative’s soup with poison

A North Korean man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murdering the husband of his sister-in-law. The convicted man...

N. Korea grants long-term prisoners surprise amnesty

In early October, the North Korean government granted amnesty to a number of inmates who had served long sentences. This was done with no...

Electricity quota violators face punishment in North Korea

North Korean authorities are publicly denouncing and punishing people who use more electricity than they’re allotted, Daily NK has learned. This was confirmed by...

Amateur surgeons executed, woman murdered in Pyongyang

Daily NK sources recently reported that two amateur facial surgeons were executed by North Korean authorities for performing illegal facial surgeries and a woman...

N. Korea cracks down on teenage opium use, sources report

In an attempt to counter a rise of opium use among North Korean teenagers, authorities in Ryanggang Province are now conducting physical examinations in...

[Interview] S. Korea gave death sentence to deported fishermen

The South Korean recently government deported two North Koreans captured in the East Sea. Amid questions surrounding what happened after they entered South Korean...

N. Korean thieves targeting car parts sentenced to 14 years

Four thieves who allegedly stole and sold car parts were recently sentenced to 14 years hard labor, highlighting North Korea's efforts to combat a...

Alleged serial rapist arrested by North Korean police

An ethnic Chinese man arrested by North Korean police for raping and murdering a young woman on her way home is alleged to have...

North Korean government courier attacked by soldiers

A government courier relaying sensitive documents was attacked by six soldiers on the road from Pyongyang to Pyongsong in July, leading military authorities to...

North Korean soldiers plunder civilian farmland

North Koreans with private plots of farmland are facing increased instances of theft by soldiers charged with harvesting food for military bases, Daily NK...

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