North Korea Jails, Executes Anyone Who Owns a Bible, Shocking Report Says

A new report by a human rights watchdog details horrific violations of religious freedom within North Korea, including citizens brutally tortured for converting to Christianity and individuals publicly executed for owning a Bible. The 98-page report by the London-based Korea Future Initiative was released this month and based on 117 interviews with survivors, witnesses and perpetrators of the abuses. All total, 273 victims of religious freedom violations were identified, including 215 involving Christians and 56 from followers of shamanism. The age of the victims ranged from 3 to 80-plus. The authors said the report’s goal was to provide an accurate account of religious freedom violations for decision-makers within the international community. Christianity is illegal in North Korea. Citizens are told to treat the supreme leader, Kim Jong-un, as a god…..Read More

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