Crime in North Korea
Crime is present in various forms in North Korea, officially known as the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK).
Many people in North Korea are stricken with poverty and as a result, are of...
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North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens
The abductions of Japanese citizens from Japan by agents of the North Korean government happened during a period of six years from 1977 to 1983. Although only 17 Japanese (eight men and nine women) ar...
North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens - Wikipedia
Lee Soon Ok
Lee Soon-ok (born 1947) is a former political prisoner and defector from North Korea. She resides in South Korea.
For six years, Lee was imprisoned in Kaechon concentration camp where she has repo...
Jerry Wayne Parrish
Jerry Wayne Parrish (March 10, 1944 – August 25, 1998) was a former United States Army corporal who was one of six American soldiers to defect to North Korea after the Korean War.He was...
2009 imprisonment of American journalists by North Korea
On March 17, 2009, North Korean border guards detained two American journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who were working for the U.S. independent cable television network Current TV (defunct since A...
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Larry Allen Abshier
Larry Allen Abshier (1943 – July 11, 1983) was one of six American soldiers to defect to North Korea after the Korean War. He was born in Urbana, Illinois.
Private Abshier abandoned his post in So...
Jang Sung-taek
Jang Sung-taek ([tɕaŋ sʰʌŋtʰɛk]; January or February 1946 – 12 December 2013), also romanized as Chang Sŏng-t'aek, was a leading figure in the government of North Korea. He was married to Kim Kyong-hu...
Robert Park (activist)
Robert Park (born July 23, 1981) is an ordained minister, musician and human rights activist who went to North Korea on December 25, 2009 to protest against genocide and crimes against humanity alle...
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An Hyuk
An Hyuk (born 1968) is a North Korean defector. He formerly lived as an expatriate in China, and repatriated to North Korea in 1986; however, he was accused of spying, and imprisoned at the Yodok conc...
Megumi Yokota
Megumi Yokota (横田 めぐみ, Yokota Megumi) (born 5 October 1964) is a Japanese woman who was abducted by a North Korean agent in 1977, when she was a thirteen year old junior high school student. ...
Room 39
Room 39 (also referred to as Bureau 39, Division 39, or Office 39) is a secretive North Korean government organization that seeks ways to maintain the foreign currency slush fund for the country's lea...
Takeo Hiranuma
Takeo Hiranuma (平沼 赳夫 Hiranuma Takeo, born 3 August 1939 in Shibuya, Tokyo) is a Japanese politician and chairperson of the Party for Future Generations.
Takeo Hiranuma was adopted by his maternal...
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Kippumjo
The Kippumjo or Gippeumjo (translated variously as Pleasure Group, Pleasure Groups, Pleasure Squad, Pleasure Brigade, Joy Brigade, or Joy Division) is an alleged collection of groups of approximately ...
Kippumjo - Wikipedia
Sin Gwang-su (spy)
Sin Gwang-su (Korean: 신광수, Hanja: 辛光洙, Japanese: 立山富蔵 (Tateyama Tomizō), born June 27, 1929) is a North Korean national suspected of espionage for North Korea. He is wanted by Japanese authorities for...
Kyoko Nakayama
Kyoko Nakayama (中山 恭子, Nakayama Kyōko, born January 26, 1940) is a Japanese politician of the Japan Restoration Party, formerly of the Sunrise Party of Japan, and before that a member of the ...
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Souichi Moto
Souichi Moto (本 そういち, Moto Sōichi) is a Japanese manga artist who turned the real-life stories of North Korean kidnappings of Japanese citizens into manga. He also supervised the film Megumi, ...
Euna Lee
Euna Lee (Hangul:유나 리) is a South Korean-born American journalist who has worked for Current TV since 2005. Lee and fellow journalist Laura Ling were detained in North Korea after they crossed into t...
NAKRN
National Association for the Rescue of Japanese Kidnapped by North Korea or NARKN (北朝鮮に拉致された日本人を救出するための全国協議会 or simply 救う会全国協議会) was established in 1998. The purpose of NARKN is to help the families o...
Teruaki Masumoto
Teruaki Masumoto (増元照明, b. October 5, 1955 in Kagoshima Prefecture -) is the secretary general of the Japanese Association of the Families of Victims Kidnapped by North Korea, which advocates for the...
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Kaoru Hasuike
Kaoru Hasuike (蓮池 薫, Hasuike Kaoru, born September 29, 1957) is a Japanese citizen who was abducted by North Korean spies along with his girlfriend Yukiko Okudo. They were abducted from their ...