October 24, 2020

Korean-Chinese pastor-activist killed on North Korean border

Fellow Christian thinks founding of underground churches, not assisting defectors, led to killing

A Korean-Chinese pastor who previously managed the largest church in Changbai Korean Autonomous County, Jilin Province, was found dead last Saturday, a South Korean Christian media outlet reported Sunday.

Pastor Han Choong-ryeol left the church at 2 p.m. Saturday and was found on the Chinese side of the Changbai Mountain at 8 p.m. with knife and axe wounds in his neck.