North Korea remains one of the most oppressive regimes in the world and is among the worst violators of human rights.
The state religion of Juche requires absolute obedience to the Kim family. Those who engage in Christian activities are subject to arrest, torture, imprisonment and sometimes execution. Those sent to labor camps are forced to work long hours with little food, water or rest. Though the country boasts of its churches, they are used mainly for propaganda purposes.
VOM sponsors balloon launches of gospel tracts and Bibles. We also support a training program to help defectors integrate into South Korean society.
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