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Forgotten captives in North Korea
North Korea has been a merciless land for Christian missionaries over the decades. But for South Korean believers, it has been even more so.
Rights watchdog chief calls for active UN involvement in saving NK refugees
South Korea’s human rights watchdog chief has urged the U.N. refugee agency (UNHRC) to “take more proactive measures” to protect North Korean refugees in China where they tremble with the constant fear of deportation, according to a letter obtained by The Korea Times on Thursday.
North Korea lays groundwork for US disarmament talks: experts
North Korea’s development and advancement of nuclear weapons are now enshrined in its constitution following an amendment last week to expand its nuclear force. The reclusive state is the only country to have done that.
South Korea to found cyberwarfare reserve forces in 2025
South Korea’s military aims to establish reserve forces for cyberwarfare in 2025 amid North Korea’s growing digital threats.
Ruling party vows to investigate China's alleged influence operations
The ruling People Power Party (PPP) will propose a bill to prevent other countries' potential manipulation of online opinions here, following a questionable online event result which it suspects shows China's attempts to influence public opinion here.
Anti-leaflet law ruled unconstitutional
The Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday that a law banning the sending of anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the inter-Korean border is unconstitutional, siding with human rights activists calling for its abolition on the grounds of freedom of speech.
[EXCLUSIVE] Lawmakers to submit resolution urging China to free N. Korean escapees
A group of South Korean lawmakers will propose a resolution urging the Chinese government to follow the principle of non-refoulement in handling North Korean escapees, while seeking support from top U.N. leaders to pressure Beijing to abide by international laws.
Exhibition for soldiers highlights North Korea's human rights abuses
A special exhibition highlighting the human rights violations in North Korea is being held for service members, the Ministry of Unification said, Friday.
Opposition party in turmoil as leader could be arrested on Tuesday
Few expected the main opposition Democratic Party of Korea (DPK), which holds a majority of seats at the National Assembly, to strip its chairman, Lee Jae-myung, of immunity from arrest. But on Thursday, the Assembly passed a motion to allow the potential arrest of Lee, who is embroiled in corruption scandals, after at least 29 DPK lawmakers voted against him.
Rights experts from 17 countries demand release of North Korean escapees in China
Dozens of human rights organizations and experts from 17 countries have demanded Beijing release North Korean detainees and grant them refugee status in a joint letter to Xi Jinping, China’s top leader, ahead of the Asian Games in ...
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