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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...

[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...

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...

Daily NK snapshots from North Korea

Korean Constitution changed to augment Kim Jong Un’s power Kim Jong Un continues to expand his power. During the second session of the 14th Supreme...

North Korean family arrested during defection attempt

A North Korean family who were preparing to escape to South Korea were arrested and interrogated by members of the Ministry of State Security...

Workers at nuclear sites at risk of disease and death

Following a publicized incident in May where a North Korean journalist refused to drink stream water near the closed Punggye-ri nuclear site in Kilju,...

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