North Korea has added yet another infamy to its record: the execution of Ri Hyon Ok, 33, for distributing Bibles. As is often the case, North Korea tacked on a charge of spying for South Korea and the United States — as if the two countries would enlist a spy who divides her time between surveillance and evangelical activities.
Not only was Ri’s parents and husband put into a prison camp, but so was her three children. According to human rights groups, she was executed in Hoeryong.
North Korea purports to protect religious freedom but essentially prohibits the worship of anyone by the “Dear One,” Kim Jong Il, and his late tyrannical father, “the Great One,” Kim Il Sung.
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