Three others decided to stay in the South to seek asylum.
Rural families put children to work to avoid having government-dispatched workers come to farms and seize their food.
North Korea continues to be one of the worst offenders in the trafficking of people.
Sources say he tried to sell materials documenting daily life to Chinese nationals.
Sources say the goods are of better quality at cheaper prices.
They are paying authorities to change arrest dates so their imprisoned relatives will be eligible for release.
The reduction is a first during the rule of Kim Jong Un, sources say.
Officials have been investigating the sale of such goods in local markets.
Summit-shy leader would have cut awkward figure in Moscow, under world press scrutiny with no fawning officials.
Worker patrols have increased their inspections lapel pins to weed out fakes.
Younger Chinese see North Korea as 'strange, bizarre, irrational, and very stubborn country that creates lots of problems for China.'
Ten are recalled from China, as reports surface of officials seeking asylum.
But sources say many people are using two phones to avoid overage fees.
Many feel unsafe speaking with their families, knowing authorities are listening.
Sources say the move shows Kim does not trust the military.
The move is meant to prevent capitalist culture from spreading in the North and boost sales for North Korean snack makers.
The vastly powerful force moves many of the country’s most valuable resources.
Angry citizens oppose the tactic and fear that such investigations could be more widely implemented.
Residents of the isolated nation are accessing the broadcasts on compact electronic image devices.
Seoul will provide thermal scanners for the Kaesong joint industrial complex.
Sources say customs agents likely permit the products on official order.
Some students were sent to labor camps or forced to work at construction sites.
Officials have concealed the incident because Kim Jong Un wants crude oil and food aid from Russia, one source says.
Public executions are common, with gruesome methods frequently used, sources say.
They say the regime leader is exposing the country’s technology.
The move reflects worsening relations with China, source of many foreign movies, residents say.
Sources say Kim Jong Un ordered it closed to prevent news of the break out.
Hyon Yong Chol, accused of disloyalty to Kim Jong Un, was killed by anti-aircraft fire while hundreds watched on April 30.
They ask for strengthened units amid growing numbers of assaults by soldiers and civilians.
Most citizens believe the propaganda to be true, while those who have access to outside information know authorities are bluffing.