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2016-05-26 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK LAUNCHES
2016-03-17 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK & AllSource Launch Report Based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea’s Ch’oma-bong Restricted Area
2016-03-10 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Endorses Eugene Bell Foundation Call for Continued TB Assistance to North Korea
2016-02-29 PRESS RELEASE: UN COMMISSION OF INQUIRY REPORT ON NORTH KOREA ADDED TO WIKIPEDIA
2016-02-08 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK LAUNCHES PYONGYANG REPUBLIC: NORTH KOREA’S CAPITAL OF HUMAN RIGHTS DENIAL BY ROBERT COLLINS North Korean E
2015-12-15 New HRNK and AllSource Report on North Korea's Camp 16: Prisoner Population Likely Increased
2015-11-30 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and AllSource Launch Report Based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 14
2015-11-24 #GivingTuesday with HRNK
2015-10-30 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK LAUNCHES NORTH KOREAN HOUSE OF CARDS: LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS UNDER KIM JONG-UN BY KEN E. GAUSE
2015-09-17 PRESS RELEASE: NORTH KOREA EXPANDING DETENTION OF WOMEN: REPORT
2015-07-20 Open Letter to U.S. Congressmen Conyers and Rangel Addressing North Korea Engagement and Human Rights
2015-04-26 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Releases New Report: Arsenal of Terror— North Korea, State Sponsor of Terrorism
2014-12-23 No “Interview?” Rest Assured There Is Plenty to Watch and Read about North Korea
2014-12-10 ON HUMAN RIGHTS DAY, ALLSOURCE ANALYSIS (ASA) AND HRNK PARTNER TO MONITOR NORTH KOREAN POLITICAL PRISONS
2014-11-11 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK, JBI and NGO Consortium Call on UN Member States to Adopt UNGA Draft Resolution on North Korea
2014-10-29 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and JBI Call For Deeds, not Words from North Korea; Seek a Strong General Assembly Resolution
2014-07-02 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK calls upon China's President while in Seoul to announce a halt to forced repatriations of North Korean refug
2014-06-05 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and AllSource Analysis Update Report Based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No.
2014-04-15 PRESS RELEASE: Illicit: North Korea’s Evolving Operations to Earn Hard Currency
2014-02-16 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Welcomes the Report by the UN Commission of Inquiry (COI) on North Korean Human Rights
2013-12-11 HRNK Mourns the Loss of HRNK Board Member Richard Williamson
2013-11-06 PRESS RELEASE: FORUM ON NORTH KOREA’S HIDDEN GULAG
2013-11-02 PRESS RELEASE: The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center and the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK) to Host
2013-08-26 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Launches New Report: North Korea’s Hidden Gulag: Interpreting Reports of Changes in the Prison Camps
2013-06-04 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK Calls on President Obama to Raise with President Xi Jinping of China the Protection of North Korean Refugees
2013-04-03 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK-FLETCHER SCHOOL-LANTOS FOUNDATION FORUM ADDRESSES HUMAN RIGHTS IN KIM JONG-UN’S NORTH KOREA
2013-02-25 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and DigitalGlobe Launch Report based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea’s Political Prison Camp No. 25
2012-10-24 PRESS RELEASE: HRNK and DigitalGlobe Launch Report Based on Satellite Imagery of North Korea's Political Prison Camp No. 22
2012-10-12 PRESS RELEASE: North Korea’s Political Prison Camp System and the Plight of North Korean Refugees: A Call for Action
2012-07-19 PRESS RELEASE: Coercion, Control, Surveillance, and Punishment
2012-07-19 Coercion, Control, Surveillance, and Punishment: An Examination of the North Korean Police State
2012-06-06 PRESS RELEASE: Marked for Life: Songbun, North Korea's Social Classification System
2012-04-10 PRESS RELEASE: Hidden Gulag Second Edition
Gulag, Inc.: The Use of Forced Labor in North Korea's Export Industries
Kim Kwang-jin, HRNK Non-Resident Fellow
May 26, 2016

EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 AM EST THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 Coal, iron ore, copper, and other commodities constituting the bulk of North Korea’s exports are mined using forced and slave labor, according to a new 50-page report by the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea (HRNK). Authored by Kim Kwang-jin, North Korean escapee and senior analyst currently residing in South Korea, Gulag, Inc.: The Use of Forced Labor in North Korea’s Export Industries is an exami

North Korea: Ch’oma-bong Restricted Area
Joseph S. Bermudez Jr., Andy Dinville, and Mike Eley
Mar 17, 2016

Despite North Korea’s adamant denial that political prison camps exist, research based on interviews and satellite imagery reveals a shocking and detailed operation of a vast system of arbitrary and extra-judicial, unlawful detention. In its findings released 

Report embargoed until 12:01a.m. EST on Tuesday, February 9, 2016.