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Call to North Korea to End Persecution of Christians

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2011 Aug 02
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(ANS) -- Recent reports by human rights organizations accuse North Korea of putting up to 180,000 people into forced labor.

There are reports that Christians are among the inmates facing torture, starvation and execution in political prison camps, according to an online article at   .

Persecution watchdog Release International is working to support North Korean Christians who have fled their country by providing safe houses, pastoral support and health care.

Andy Dipper, of Release International, said: "Those who’ve got away (from North Korea) describe these camps as 'hell on Earth’."

"In this land where a form of emperor worship is practiced, Christians can be detained, brutally tortured and removed from society,” he said.