North Korea Arrests Christians for Alleged Espionage
Christian persecution watchdog Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) recently revealed that the â€śforeign spiesâ€ť and â€śnative citizens working for a foreign intelligence serviceâ€ť who were recently arrested in North Korea are in fact Christian believers.
At a press conference in Pyongyang in September, security service spokesman Li Su Gil had accused the arrested persons of having â€ścarried out the missions by means of diverse espionage equipmentâ€ť.
VOM, in an announcement on Friday, said it had managed to identify the seven males and two female believers who were arrested.
â€śFollowing Jesus Christ is considered treason in North Korea, where the government mandates that worship is reserved for deceased dictator Kim Il Sung and his son, the current dictator, Kim Jong Il," VOM spokesperson Tod Nettleton noted....