North Korea human rights

North Korean defector's family heartbreak
Thae Yong-ho is one of the highest ranking North Korean officials ever to defect. He's been talking to the BBC's Steve Evans about the regime.

The prisoner who escaped with her guard

The incredible tale of the North Korean prison guard and prisoner who broke out of a detention centre together to flee the country's repressive regime.

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An illustration of the North Korean prisoner and her guard escaping prison
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North Korea: Crowds see leader Kim Jong-un open 'model' town
The new town, which boasts a ski slope and a stadium, is said to be unlike any other in North Korea.