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19
Aug
2013

Video: Kang Chol Hwan on the Politics of North Korea

At age nine, Kang Chol Hwan was sent with most of his family to a political prison camp in North Korea for an unspecified “crime” by his grandfather. He was released after 10 years and later fled the country, eventually … Continue reading


North Korean citizens constructing living quarters in the Mansudae (만수대) district of Pyongyang (Yonhap)
10
Aug
2013

North Korea Market Report: Rollerskates, Masikryeong Speed, and Labor Mobilization Certificates

Read in Korean The latest on what’s happening on the ground in North Korea. First off, ownership of roller-skates in North Korea has become the new yardstick for delineating between the rich and poor. Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un’s new “Masikryeong … Continue reading


"Can the NLL and Joint Fishing Zone Coexist" Seminar
26
Jul
2013

Seminar Report: “Can the NLL and the West Sea Peace and Economic Cooperation Zone Coexist?”

Controversy over the Northern Limit Line (NLL, 북방한계선) has erupted again following the release of documents by South Korea’s National Security Service detailing conversations made during the 2007 summit meeting between Kim Jong Il and then-President Roh Moo Hyun. Established … Continue reading


Anti-American student protesters hold a banner that reads, "Drive Out the Murderous Yank Bastards"
24
Jul
2013

An Anti-American Warrior Can’t Become the Yankees’ Hired Gun [I Was a Follower of Juche – #5]

Read in Korean The lengths to which members of the pro-North faction tried to avoid service in the South Korean military is the subject of the fifth installment of the series, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – I was a Follower … Continue reading


Moon Guk Han, North Korean Human Rights Activist, NK Vision, May 2013
19
Jul
2013

Bringing North Korean Refugees to Safety: Human Rights Activist Moon Guk Han

Read in Korean The following article appeared on pages 54-57 of the May 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of John Cha. What I Saw in North Korea Mr. Moon Guk Han (문국한) is a businessman turned human … Continue reading


Seminar on North Korea’s Religious Policies and Religious Persecution held by NKDB, February 14, 2013. From left to right: Jang Eun Sil of NKDB, Yoon Yeo Sang of NKHRA, Moderator Seo Yoon Hwan, Father Kim Jong Nam, Pastor Kim Gyu Ho of CSR.
11
Jul
2013

Evidence of Rising Clandestine Religious Activity by North Koreans

Read in Korean The following article about religious activity and persecution in North Korea appeared on pages 36-37 of the March 2013 issue of NK Vision magazine. Translation courtesy of NKnet volunteer Graham Hand. “The proportion of refugees who have … Continue reading


Yu Jae Gil, activist for North Korean democracy, in NK Vision, October 2012
03
Jul
2013

The Making of Activist Yu Jae Gil: Former Juche Supporter Imprisoned in China for Work toward North Korean Democracy

Read in Korean Kim Young Hwan was not the only activist arrested in China in March 2012 and held for nearly four months. The following article about Yu Jae Gil, long-time activist for North Korean democracy, appeared on pages 46-49 … Continue reading


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01
Jul
2013

#NIGHTOUT with Daily NK: Support Free Media in North Korea

The following comes from our close friends at the Daily NK, hope to see you there! Dear Friends: Daily NK is hosting a community outreach event, #NIGHTOUT with Daily NK, next Friday, July 5 @ 8pm in Itaewon. The purpose: … Continue reading


Student councils at public universities across the country organized a protest at Seoul National University over unfair tuition hikes. (Yonhap photo)
19
Jun
2013

The Tuition Struggle: College Takeover [I Was a Follower of Juche – #4]

Read in Korean How the pro-North faction used the issue of tuition hikes to appeal to a larger audience and gain influence with college students is the subject of the fourth installment of the series, “Understanding the Pro-North Faction – … Continue reading


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12
Jun
2013

Video: Kim Young Hwan’s Special Lecture on Secret Trip to North Korea, Ideological Conversion, Much More

A year ago at this time, activist and NKnet co-founder Kim Young Hwan and three of his colleagues were sitting in jail in China, having been arrested for their North Korean human rights work. Below is the full video of … Continue reading


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