What’s Life Like For Christians?
North Korea is a brutally hostile place for Christians. If discovered by the authorities, believers are either sent to labour camps as political prisoners where the conditions are atrocious, or killed on the spot – and their families will share their fate as well.
Christians have absolutely no freedom. It is almost impossible for believers to gather or meet to worship. Those who dare to meet must do so in utmost secrecy – and at enormous risk.
A report issued in 2022 said that Christians are particularly targeted and exposed to torture in North Korean prisons. Detention periods and interrogations are longer and more intense.
The reason for such extreme persecution is that Christianity is seen as a particular threat to the dictatorial ideology and governance of the country’s barbaric regime. Christians are viewed as enemies of both the leadership and society in general.