Skip to comments.About 23 Christians arrested, 3 executed (North Korea)
Posted on 08/06/2010 2:55:17 PM PDT by markomalley
Seoul (AsiaNews) North Koreas Stalinist regime has discovered some underground Christians in a house church in Pyongan Province. All 23 who met to celebrate a religious function were arrested. Three were tried and given the death penalty, which was swiftly executed, sources told AsiaNews. Confirmation about the incident also came from the North Korea Intellectual Solidarity, a group of North Korean exiles.
According to the sources, the arrests and executions were carried out in mid-May. At that time, right after the disastrous currency reform, police discovered 23 Christians in Kuwal-dong, Pyungsung County, in Pyongan Province, who met at an underground church. After their arrest, they were interrogated at length. Eventually, the groups ringleaders were sentenced to death and executed. The others were sent to Kwan-li-so (Penal labour colony) No 15 in Yodŏk.
These North Koreans discovered underground Christianity when some of them travelled to mainland China for work.
As the authorities fear the spread of religion, many area residents are rounded up and interrogated for days, the sources said. However, they cannot help it because the situation is so desperate that people are going back to religion. Such sentences are meant to scare people.
North Korea denies freedom of religion absolutely. Officially, the country has three Christian places of worship (one Catholic and two Protestant churches) and four Buddhist temples, but only in the capital Pyongyang. No one has been able to confirm how many exist in the rest of the country. Accounts about their number by foreigners who have travelled around the country vary.
The only cult allowed is that of Eternal President Kim Il-sung and his son, the Dear Leader Kim Jong-il.
After the Korean War in 1953, the Stalinist regime ruthlessly proceeded to kill the countrys estimated 200,000 Catholics, and destroy their churches and abbeys.
Sources have told AsiaNews that in North Korea there are no more than 200 Catholics left, all very old.
You know the American left is jealous of that kind of power.
Just end the rice shipments.......
May G-D bless these martyrs.Religion is not the opium of the masses, it is the antibodies to the disease that is Communism/socialism.
That's for damn sure. Even if the antibodies are not 100% perfect.
Prayers for their families and the ones that are still in prison. This is so sad.
You can actually see a Justice Kagan preparing the execution warrants ~ and smirking about it.
Note to Muslim suicide murderers - this is what a real martyr is.
Communism/Socialism says that Heaven can made here on earth, that everyone can be MADE to be live in a perfect paradise, that is simply not possible, Unless North Korea is a paradise.
Though I am sure our Brothers and Sisters who are still imprisoned would disagree.
Just as the Romans couldn’t stamp out Christianity, neither will N. Korea.
I agree with an earlier poster, these are true martyrs and will inspire others to Christ by giving their lives, not taking lives.
It’s against the law to be Christian in North Korea?
Bow down and worship the Leader. Autocrats have deemed this a necessity since the beginnings of civilization.
Those were my brothers and sisters.
Evil to the core commies. The martyrs will sure be enjoying their heavenly home a whole lot more than that wasted hellhole called North Korea. Dear Leader has his heaven now—hope he enjoys it while it lasts not too much longer.
Many people here, as previous posters have pointed out, envy and would Love this kind of power, truly makes me sad.
This is the Mulatto Muslim Marxist’s dream to kill Christians and Jews and control the lives via a electronic-based gulag for all the citizenry.
Obie loves this crap as his wife spends OUR CASH for her lavish lifestyle...
It’s coming folks...prepare.
North Korea's Stalinist regime has discovered some underground Christians in a house church in Pyongan Province. All 23 who met to celebrate a religious function were arrested. Three were tried and given the death penalty, which was swiftly executed... in mid-May... The others were sent to Kwan-li-so (Penal labour colony) No 15... After the Korean War in 1953, the Stalinist regime ruthlessly proceeded to kill the country's estimated 200,000 Catholics, and destroy their churches and abbeys. Sources have told AsiaNews that in North Korea there are "no more than 200 Catholics left, all very old".