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Tags: christian | kim jong un | vietnam | summit | denuclearization

Report: North Korea Continues Christian Crackdown

kim jong un sits with his hands folded before delivering a speech to north korea
Kim Jong Un (Korean Central News Agency/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 27 February 2019 04:25 PM

A new report suggests North Korea's treatment of Christians is getting worse, with people of the faith who live in the reclusive nation resorting to praying in the bathroom or hiding under blankets on Sundays to worship in their homes.

According to Fox News, the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is happening in Vietnam as Christians continue to be persecuted in North Korea.

A group called Open Doors USA exposed the Christian crackdown, which has resulted in North Koreans being imprisoned for simply practicing their faith.

"Open Doors' hope is these negotiations will discuss basic human rights for all citizens and some relief for the No. 1 enemy of the state of North Korea's dictatorship — Christians," Open Doors USA president and CEO David Curry told Fox News. "Tens of thousands of people are in concentration camps because they professed faith or were caught owning a Bible. We have seen little change thus far."

Fox noted, Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, has five state-sponsored churches. They are believed, however, to not be real. It has been claimed the government under Kim is simply trying to hide its crackdown on Christianity.

A North Korean defector said many Christians were jailed, and some of them stood by their faith during captivity despite being asked to renounce their belief in God.

The summit between Trump and Kim is the second such meeting between the two leaders after they first met in Singapore in June 2018. The Trump administration is trying to convince the North Koreans to give up their nuclear weapons and abandon programs that develop them in order to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

Trump and Kim opened the summit Wednesday with a handshake, which will be followed by several meetings between themselves and members of their staffs.

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The summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is happening in Vietnam as Christians continue to be persecuted in North Korea, according to Fox News.
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