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China is tightening control over N. Korean female migrants

Chinese authorities have ordered local security forces in areas bordering North Korea to standardize the investigation and treatment of female North Korean migrants in...

N. Korean authorities issue arrest warrant for police official

North Korean authorities issued an arrest warrant for an official who worked at a police station in Nampo, near Pyongyang, after he disappeared with...

Is China’s policy toward female N. Korean defectors changing?

Daily NK learned recently that Chinese police investigated a group of female defectors from North Korea rather than deporting them back to North Korea...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

"Daily NK Snapshots" are synopses of select articles from our Korean website. Snapshots provide a window into Daily NK’s reporting—domestic news items that are...

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...

Parents of dead N. Korean soldier barred from viewing remains

The parents of a soldier, who died at the Samsok District training camp in Pyongyang, were denied access to his remains. Instead, they only...

Family of four nabbed while fleeing North Korea by boat

A family of four was arrested off the coast of Hongwon County in South Hamggyong Province while attempting to flee North Korea in a...

4 killed by N. Korean border guards while crossing Yalu River

North Korean border guards fired on a group of five North Koreans fleeing over the Yalu River into China in early September, killing four,...

Brother and sister arrested after defection into China

In mid-September, North Korea’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) arrested a brother and sister upon their return to North Korea after living in China...

Human trafficking increases on Sino-DPRK border 

Human trafficking of North Korean defector women has been rising recently, with victims being sold to businesses running room salons, video chat websites and...

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