Latest North Korean defectors Stories

2006-02-17 01:43:49

SEOUL (Reuters) - Some North Korean cheerleaders who took part in athletic events in the South have been jailed at a prison camp after returning home, a survivor of another camp said on Friday, quoting recent defectors from the communist state.

2006-01-23 20:05:20

By Jon Herskovitz SEOUL (Reuters) - The South Korean movie "Typhoon" has a little something to make a lot of people nervous. The story touches on one of the worst fears of global strategists -- a hell-bent North Korean who has acquired weapons of mass destruction.

2005-12-09 10:20:02

BEIJING (Reuters) - Many North Korean refugees who flee to China every year end up as sex slaves and China often sends them back for punishment, the U.S. ambassador for fighting international slavery said in Beijing on Friday. John Miller, the director of the U.S.

2005-12-09 02:40:09

BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of North Korean refugees are working as sex slaves in China under threat of being returned should Chinese authorities catch them, the U.S. ambassador for fighting international slavery said on Friday.

2005-12-08 02:56:23

By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Inaction by South Korea on human rights violations in North Korea not only perpetuates suffering there but also encourages misguided and dangerous beliefs about the communist state, experts and defectors said on Thursday.

2005-11-21 02:31:47

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested 12 North Koreans, including a boy around seven years old, on suspicion of illegal entry after they crossed into the north of the country across the Mekong river. "They took a boat ride along the Mekong.

2005-10-11 00:32:52

SEOUL (Reuters) - Eight people believed to be North Koreans rushed into a South Korean school in the Chinese city of Qingdao on Tuesday seeking asylum in the South, a South Korean Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.

Word of the Day
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]