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January 19, 2022

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Photo studios in Chongjin raided by the authorities

Daily NK has learned that security officials recently carried out a crackdown on photo studios in downtown Chongjin, seizing equipment such as computers and...

N. Korean authorities order state security agency to “secretly” arrest defectors...

With defections by North Koreans continuing despite Pyongyang’s sealing of the border to block COVID-19 from entering the country, North Korean authorities have reportedly...

N. Korean officials try to talk people out of selling information...

Daily NK has learned that North Korean authorities held "emergency" lectures in mid-October for people living along the Chinese border about preventing the "leakage...

N. Korean broker exiled for handling defector remittances

A North Korean broker who handled remittances sent from defectors in South Korea and other countries was recently banished to an area far from...

N. Korea focuses on ending ship-based smuggling on border

North Korean authorities recently ordered that ships travelling near the Sino-North Korean border must have a security official on board as part of efforts...

N. Korea moves to bolster technical expertise of security officials

North Korea recently created a new program in the country’s State Security University (SSU) to strengthen the technical expertise of Ministry of State Security...

Well-connected dollar trader in Chongjin arrested

A dollar trader in Chongjin, North Hamgyong Province, who is also the wife of a Department 11 agent, was recently arrested after a lengthy...

N. Korea uses “recorded calls” to better track down international callers

North Korea has recently begun to use recorded phone calls to improve efforts to track down international callers, Daily NK has learned. “Signal detection units...

N. Koreans still defecting across the border in Ryanggang Province

Defections across the Sino-North Korean border in Ryanggang Province continue despite the North Korean government’s efforts to shutdown human traffic across the border, Daily...

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...

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