Participatory exhibit teaches visitors about hardships of life in North Korea
“Denbaram Maparam,” a participatory exhibition illustrating North Korean lifestyles and defectors’ escape routes, opened at Cheonggye Plaza in Jung District, central Seoul on Tuesday.
Unification Minister urges China to protect defectors from North
South Korean Unification Minister Kim Yung-ho called on China to facilitate the relocation of North Korean defectors to a country of their choice and protect their human rights at a conference held in Washington on Monday (local time).
First North Korean defector to become a full-time professor recalls starvation, hardship and danger
North Korean defector Kim Seong-ryeol, who came to the South after two attempts to flee the North, was named a professor of international relations at Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS).
U.S. soldier heads home after being expelled from North Korea
Travis King’s handover comes two months after he had crossed the border from the Joint Security Area, also known as Panmunjom, on July 18.
Defectors open up about hopes, concerns at Hanawon
Three female North Korean refugees on Monday opened up about their past and their thoughts about a future in South Korea during a rare media open day at Hanawon, a support center for defectors operated by Seoul's Unification Ministry.
Seoul to dispose of body likely from North if it doesn't respond
The government said it will proceed to hold a funeral for a man whose body drifted across the border in May if North Korea does not claim the body by Friday.
Two North Korean families defect across the NLL by boat
Two North Korea families that included children entered the South by sailing across the de facto inter-Korean maritime boundary in the Yellow Sea earlier this month, South Korean military authorities revealed Thursday.
Group of North Koreans crossed maritime border earlier this month: officials
A group of North Koreans crossed the de facto inter-Korean sea border aboard a fishing boat earlier this month and are currently undergoing questioning by South Korean authorities, sources said Thursday.
Tae denies allegation of illegal political donation
Members of the conservative People Power Party (PPP) showed signs of distancing themselves from Rep. Tae Yong-ho for comments the lawmaker made in denial of accusations that he received an illegal political donation during last year's local election.
North executes people for wide range of offenses: Report
North Koreans have been executed for a wide range of infractions against their government, ranging from pointing a finger at a portrait of regime founder Kim Il Sung to watching South Korean entertainment, according to a Unification Ministry report.