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Published On: Fri, Jan 18th, 2013

Christian shot and killed in North Korea heading to Bible training, another dies in labor camp

Open Doors has confirmed the death of two Christians in North Korea in a Jan. 18 report by Charisma News.

According to the ministry that serves persecuted Christians worldwide, one Christian was recently shot while he was on his way back to Bible training in China. The other died in one of North Korea’s notorious labor camps.

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“He was very excited about his new faith and wanted to share the Gospel with his family,” an unnamed Open Doors worker said in a statement. “He wanted to come back to China to study the Bible more so he could explain the Christian faith better to his family. It is heartbreaking that he was killed. I cannot stop thinking: ‘If only he had arrived a little later at the border river, the guard would not have seen and shot him. He could still be alive today.'”

North Korean authorities found out about another man’s faith and they sent him to one of their notorious prison labor camps.

“We just received an update that he was dead,” Open Doors said. “He was terribly tortured because of his faith. He was also forced to do heavy labor while hardly receiving any food. Before his return to North Korea, he was baptized and willing to deal with the all the hardships he had to face. We never tell people to go back to North Korea, but he was happy to. We are devastated to hear about these murders. We know Christians die for their faith almost every day in North Korea, but it is still hard to deal with.”

The watchgroup, which reports on Christian persecution around the world, has had North Korea as No. 1 on its list of most oppressive countries in the world for 11 years running.

 

 

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