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Up to 600 North Korean defectors deported by China “vanish” – rights group

A North Korean flag flutters at the propaganda village of Gijungdong in North Korea, in this picture taken near the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, on 19th July, 2022

Seoul, South KoreaReuters Up to 600 North Koreans have “vanished” after being forcibly deported by China in October, a Seoul-based human rights group said on Thursday, warning they may face imprisonment, torture, sexual violence and execution in the isolated state.  The report by the Transitional Justice Working Group (TJWG) came about two months after South […]

Under scrutiny, North Korea tries to restrict news about executions – group

North Korean flag and barbed wire

Seoul, South KoreaReuters North Korea has changed the way it carries out capital punishment in response to greater international scrutiny of its human rights, holding executions away from prying eyes to stop information filtering out, a rights group said on Wednesday. The Seoul-based Transitional Justice Working Group analysed satellite imagery and conducted interviews with 683 […]