North Korea will not give up its nuclear weapons but international sanctions may force it to negotiate, said Pyongyang’s former envoy to Kuwait, who defected to Seoul secretly 16 months ago.
More than two dozen civic groups in South Korea filed a constitutional complaint Tuesday against a new law prohibiting the distribution of propaganda across the inter-Korean border.
South Korean officials are redoubling their efforts to defend a controversial new law ratified Tuesday, which criminalizes the distribution of anti-Pyongyang propaganda at the inter-Korean border.
Responding to a United Nations inquiry, South Korea on Sunday said it complied with international human rights laws during its recent inspections of North Korean defector organizations in the country.
North Korea’s former acting ambassador to Italy has been resettled and living in South Korea since July last year, according to lawmakers in Seoul.
A defector was arrested for attempting to cross back into North Korea through a border military unit in Cheorwon County in Gangwon earlier in the week, South Korean police said Sunday.
The U.S. State Department on Tuesday expressed deep concern over the human rights situation in North Korea, vowing to continue efforts to allow residents in the regime to access independent information from abroad.
South Korea’s Ministry of Unification is pushing to inspect operations at dozens of groups registered as humanitarian organizations for North Korea, prompting activists to cry foul at what they claim is a crackdown from Seoul.
A 24-year-old defector’s recent escape to North Korea through a daring border crossing shed new light on the disillusionment many defectors face in South Korea, conditions that may have prompted several dozen boomerangs to the North...
A North Korean defector did return home several days ago, as claimed by Pyongyang Sunday, but whether he brought the coronavirus with him was not confirmed.