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North Korea is demolishing villages near the border with China along the Duman River and forcing residents to move south in order to prevent defections.Things slide from bad to worse.
The Duman narrows as it passes Onsong, making the area a popular spot for defectors to cross into China.
Activists in South Korea who help North Korean defectors said one Onsong resident was executed by firing squad recently after being captured in the attempt to defect. "The regime believes that stemming defections is an effective method of staying in power," the government source said
The North has stepped up border patrols and installed high-tech surveillance equipment, including devices that track the sources of cell phone signals.
But, the CKIC has a nuke or two. So he's got that going for him.