Category North Korea

North Korean Defector Recounts 10 Years of Abuse, Starvation, and Enslavement She Endured as an Orphan

Park Ji-Hye speaks during a North Korea Freedom Week event held at the Family Research Council headquarters in Washington, D.C. on May 2, 2019. | The Christian Post
A North Korean defector recounted Thursday the “hell” she experienced during a decade full of abuse, starvation and enslavement as an orphan in the rogue nation, a fate that too many kids are still experiencing today under the Kim regime.
As part of a week-long advocacy effort in support of human rights reform in North Korea, Park Ji-Hye told attendees of an event held at the Family Research Council headquarters that she spent time in two different orphanages after her father died of starvation during the famine in the 1990s.
With her mom having been trafficked to China, Park said she knows too well the desperate situation ...

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Venders Descend on Pyongyang for North Korean Trade Fair

Vendors selling everything from car batteries to “kangaroo essence” health pills have descended on Pyongyang for an international trade fair.
Though North Korea continues to be one of the most heavily sanctioned countries in the world, this year’s trade fair, which opened in the North Korean capital on Monday, includes more than 320 companies and is making something of a comeback, with many Chinese entrepreneurs taking part.
Almost all of the companies with stalls at the fair are from North Korea or China. But several other countries are represented — a Russian medical technology company is selling heart-beat monitoring wrist watches, for example, and the kangaroo capsules, supposedly good for the health, are being sold by a New Zealand company...

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Global Index Lists Top 10 Countries With the Most Human Slaves in the World

North Korea has the most human slaves in the world, according to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, with research showing it is keeping over 2.6 million people in modern day slavery.
Among the nations in the top 10, most are some of the worst persecutors of Christians as well.
The 2018 Global Slavery Index, released last week by the Walk Free Foundation, which compiles statistics and engages in research aimed at ending human slavery, reported that one in every 10 North Korean citizens is forced to work under slavery conditions.
“As a United Nations. Commission of Inquiry has observed, violations of human rights in North Korea are not mere excesses of the state, they are an essential component of the political system,” the report noted.
The country with the second highest prevalence of modern ...

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North Koreans Don’t Show Up at Meeting to Discuss Remains of U.S. Soldiers

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week, after meeting with North Korean officials, that working-level talks would be held on or about Thursday to discuss returning the remains of American soldiers killed in the Korean War.Pool photo by Andrew Harnik
North Korean officials did not show up on Thursday for a meeting with Americans at the inter-Korean border to discuss the return of remains of United States soldiers killed in the Korean War, officials said.

Kim Jong-un, the North’s leader, committed to repatriating American soldiers’ remains in his June talks with President Trump...

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South Korea Bans Christian Ministries’ Balloon Launches to North Korea So as Not to Endanger Peace Talks

One consequence of the ongoing peace initiatives between South Korea and the U.S. with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been the ban on balloon launches for Christian ministries, who used the tactic to send leaflets and Gospel messages to North Koreans.
Eric Foley with Voice of the Martyrs Korea explained that despite 12 years of efforts launching balloons into North Korea, the South Korean government has now banned ministries from continuing with such efforts.
Foley told Mission Network News on Monday that essentially, South Korea does not want to upset its northern neighbor and endanger the peace talks.
“What we’re facing now is a complete blockade for balloon launches and the justification for it, that the South Korean government is giving to us, is that it ‘fouls the air for peace...

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North Korea Won’t Hold Annual Anti-US Rally in Sign of Warming Relations

In another sign of detente following the summit between leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump, North Korea has decided to skip one of the most symbolic and politically charged events of its calendar: the annual “anti-U.S. imperialism” rally marking the start of the Korean War.
Fist-pumping, flag-waving and slogan-shouting masses of Pyongyang residents normally assemble each year for the rally to kick off a month of anti-U.S., Korean War-focused events designed to strengthen nationalism and unity. It all culminates on July 27, which North Korea celebrates as a national holiday called the day of “Victory in the Fatherland Liberation War.”
Last year’s event was held in Kim Il Sung Square with a reported 100,000 people attending. North Korea even issued special anti-U.S...

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Trump Says Media’s North Korea Coverage is ‘Almost Treasonous;’ Says Evangelicals Are More Thankful Than Jews for Jerusalem Embassy

President Trump told former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee in an interview that mainstream media’s coverage of his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was “almost treasonous.” He also revealed that evangelicals are more thankful than Jews for moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem.
On his show on Trinity Broadcasting Network that aired Saturday, Huckabee asked Trump if he trusts Kim Jong Un, and the president said he certainly does.
Trump said he’s had a “very good relationship” with the North Korean leader and “we have a good chemistry together.”
“He’s looking to do the right thing,” Trump told Huckabee, whose daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the White House press secretary. “He wants to bring enterprise into North Korea...

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Trump Declares North Korea is Still an ‘Extraordinary Threat’ Despite His Claim After Historic Summit

President Trump cited an “unusual and extraordinary threat” to U.S. national security as he acted Friday to maintain long-standing economic restrictions on North Korea, including the freezing of any assets in the United States.
The official declaration, contained in a notice to Congress, came despite Trump’s assertion this month that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended the North’s nuclear weapons threat.
“Sleep well tonight!” Trump tweeted June 13, the day after he and Kim met in Singapore.
Harsh economic restrictions will continue for one year under the order Trump signed Friday. The paperwork keeps in place restrictions first imposed a decade ago by President George W. Bush. The ban on the transfer of any U.S...

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President Trump Says ‘Biggest Enemy’ of U.S. is ‘Fake News’

Criticizing some of the liberal media’s coverage of the U.S-North Korea summit on denuclearization, President Donald Trump said “Fake News” outlets NBC and CNN are trying to “downplay” the summit, a deal they would have praised a year ago, and added that America’s “biggest enemy is Fake News,” which is “so easily promulgated by fools!”
In a June 13 tweet, the president wrote, “So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea.”
“500 days ago they would have ‘begged’ for this deal — looked like war would break out [then],” he wrote.
“Our Country’s biggest enemy is the Fake News so easily promulgated by fools!” said President Trump.
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Read President Trump’s Letter to North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un

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