GENEVA – A U.N. report that shows North Korean leaders use murder, torture, slavery, sexual violence and starvation to hold their grip says the Communist State considers the spread of Christianity a particularly “serious threat.”
This is because “it ideologically challenges the official personality cult and provides a platform for social and political organization and interaction outside the State realm,” says the report.
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on Monday released the “Report of the commission of inquiry on human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.”
It said, “Christians are prohibited from practising their religion and are persecuted.
“People caught practising Christianity are subject to severe punishments in violation of the right to freedom of religion and the prohibition of religious discrimination.”
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Tuesday welcomed the report and said “its findings need to be treated with the greatest urgency, as they suggest that crimes against humanity of an unimaginable scale continue to be committed in the DPRK.”