Thursday, February 05, 2009

North Korea worst country for religious persecution

North Korea retains its grip as the worst persecutor of Christians in the world.

According to Open Doors' 2008 World Watch List, North Korea is ranked Number 1 for the seventh year in a row. Christians are persecuted constantly under the communist government, which denies human rights to its citizens.

"It is certainly not a shock that North Korea is Number 1 on the list of countries where Christians face the worst persecution," says Carl Moeller, President/CEO of Open Doors USA. "There is no other country in the world where Christians are persecuted in such a horrible and systematic manner.

The World Watch List is compiled from a specially-designed questionnaire of 50 questions covering various aspects of religious freedom. A point value is assigned depending on how each question is answered.


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