North Korea Releases Australian Missionary

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John Short, an 75-year-old Australian Christian, was released from detention in Pyongyang, North Korea yesterday. The missionary, based in Hong Kong, had been arrested and charged with attempting to overthrow the government on February 16th by authorities in North Korea.

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N. Korea sentences American Missionary to 15 years

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North Korea has sentenced an imprisoned American tour operator to 15 years hard labor for attempting to topple the Kim regime as part of a Christian missionary plan that began in 2006, according to Gawker.

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200,000 Plus to Die in North Korean Camps

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As many as 200,000 people are being held in North Korean labor camps; many inmates have no hope of release because their keeper's ideology considers human criminal behavior to last "for at least three generations," according to Jo Chung-Hee, a former Communist who converted to Christianity.

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Pakistan Among World's Worst Violators of Religious Freedoms

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The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom recommended that the Secretary of State name Pakistan as a Country of Particular Concern in its 2012 Annual Report.

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Christian Rights Groups Supports UN Inquiry

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Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is urging all European Union (EU) foreign ministers to call for the formation of a United Nations (UN) Commission of Inquiry to investigate claims of crimes against humanity in North Korea, Worthy News has learned.

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Ex-President Carter in North Korea to Release Christian

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter arrived in North Korea Wednesday, August 25, to try to win the release of a devoted American Christian who has been jailed for illegally entering the isolated state earlier this year. Aijalon Mahli Gomes, aged 30 from Boston, Massachusetts, entered North Korea on January 25 to protest human rights abuses in the communist nation, fellow rights activists said.

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North Korea Executes 3 Christians, Detains 20 Others

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North Korea arrested twenty-three Christians who were meeting in an underground church. Three of which immediately tried and given the death penalty, which was swiftly executed. The others were sent to labor camps, Worthy News has learned.

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North Korea, Iran World's "Top Persecutors" Of Christians, Report Says

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One of the world's largest mission agencies, Open Doors, named North Korea and Iran Wednesday, November 6, as "the worst persecutors of Christians".

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