August 11, 2022

Report on North Korea killing Christians galvanizes EU to condemn rights abuses

While religious persecution in DPRK is well-established, experts say the claims of mass executions stretch credulity

The European Union is set to vote on a new resolution Thursday condemning human rights violations and the use of the death penalty in North Korea, after a nongovernmental organization’s report on the killing of “several dozen” North Korean Christians attracted attention in Brussels.

But some experts told NK News that while Pyongyang's persecution of Christians is well-documented, they harbor serious doubts about the accuracy of Open Doors’ claim that DPRK authorities executed the members of an underground church, stressing the importance of factual reporting.