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North Korean Christians celebrate Christmas in secret underground tunnels
A refugee from Kim's regime says "there are secret places where the faithful, in groups of two or three, come together to perform religious functions." In the South, a Protestant church, led by Rev Chun, brought together the exiles for the birth of Jesus.
06/09/2006 NORTH KOREA SOUTH KOREA
North Korean military misappropriating humanitarian aid destined for the civilian population
A three-hour tape shows the "Dear leader's soldiers taking food meant for the population in violation of the agreements signed with Seoul. A deserter from the North says that at least 70 per cent of the food is taken by the army.
Human rights denied: North Korean worker defects from Kaesong industrial complex
The news, released today, dates back to last September. According to a human rights activist, the 27-year-old woman has taken refuge in China, and is now asking for asylum in South Korea. The testimony of a North Korean exile born and raised in a labor camp.
28/04/2008 KOREA – CHINA
Torch in North Korea for the first time
People cheer on the relay. No incidents or criticism take place. Pyongyang praises the Olympic ideal as its population starves, denied every freedom. North Korea’s press calls South Korean president a “blockhead” for proposing stable relations
12/06/2006 NORTH KOREA - SOUTH KOREA - JAPAN
Pyongyang using an old mother to duck abduction accusations
After almost 30 years North Korea "finds" a man who was abducted to train as a spy and allows him to meet his mother. During his captivity he married a Japanese woman, also abducted, that Kim Jong-il had first claimed was dead.
Korea, giant Christmas Tree returns to border between North and South
The Seoul government has granted the Christian Council of Korea to turn on the lights of the huge metal structure, topped by a cross, which will be visible up to 10 miles away. On December 23, a church service and the singing of Christmas carols.
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