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6/13/2024 South Korea (International Christian Concern) — In a recent press release, South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission highlighted the murder of 54 Christians between July and September 1950 by North Korean forces during the Korean War. Thirty of the victims were women, and most of them were younger than 19.  

This latest release is part of the commission’s ongoing investigations into atrocities committed during the Korean War, particularly against Christians. The commission estimates that at least 1,700 Christians were murdered during the conflict specifically for their Christian faith.  

The commission added that 51 of the 54 murdered were killed on September 28, 1950, at Byeongchon church. The commission’s investigations are ongoing, and they are seeking apologies from the North Korean regime as well as support for the families of these victims. 

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