North Korean Supreme Guard Command Officer Purged for Listening to RFA

An officer of North Korea’s elite Supreme Guard Command (also known as Unit 963) was reportedly purged last month for having listened to an RFA broadcast.

Sources say the officer, a member of the Command’s signal corps, was caught listening to RFA while on patrol. He was discovered by another officer.

A source from Pyongyang told RFA’s Korean Service on November 3 that “the officer was checking the communication center of a mine site, specifically to test a radio transmitter and receiver.”

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