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N. Korean man sentenced to life in prison for attempted defection

On Mar. 23, a man in his 50s from Sinuiju, North Pyongan Province, received a life sentence following his arrest on suspicion of attempting...

N. Korean remittance broker arrested for cross-border activities

A female remittance broker in her 40s was recently arrested and is now in the North Korean court system awaiting sentencing, Daily NK has...

Fearing defections, N. Korean officials intensify surveillance of workers in China

North Korean officials overseeing workers in Chinese factories and North Korean restaurants in China are intensifying their surveillance of the workers to prevent a...

N. Korea refuses repatriation of defectors imprisoned in Dandong

North Korea's Ministry of State Security (MSS) has refused the repatriation of North Korean defectors currently imprisoned in a facility in Dandong, China, Daily...

Sick N. Korean defector turned away from hospital in China

A North Korean defector in China recently went to a local hospital after suffering from COVID-19 infection-like symptoms but was sent back home without...

N. Korea’s security agency executes China-based informant

A North Korean informant in China was recently recalled by the Ministry of State Security (MSS) and executed in early February, Daily NK sources...

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...

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