Thursday, June 29, 2006

North Korean Christians executed

“We know from eyewitness testimony that when North Koreans are repatriated they are subjected to harsh sentences, in some cases they are executed, especially if they have converted to Christianity.

“Since many Christians are willing to risk themselves to help these refugees, it is very common to hear of North Korean defectors converting to Christianity.

"Some, in fact, go back to North Korea to preach the gospel, which as you well know, is another crime against the state in North Korea, because Kim Jong-il considers Christianity to be the biggest threat to his God-head.”

--Excerpt of speech given by Suzanne Scholte, U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

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