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06/24/2024 North Korea (International Christian Concern) – The reauthorization of the North Korean Human Rights Act of 2004, originally introduced by Rep. Young Kim of California, discusses several issues of the perpetuation of human rights issues, including that of religious freedom.

Under subsection 10 of the “Findings” portion of the bill, it says, “North Korea continues to bar freedom of religion and persecute religious minorities, especially Christians. Eyewitnesses report that Christians in North Korea have been tortured, forcibly detained, and even executed for possessing a Bible or professing Christianity.”

The recognition and continued emphasis on issues of religious freedom in North Korea by Rep. Kim highlights the atrocities against Christians particularly. In place since 2004, the reauthorization of the North Korean Human Rights Act would express grave concern on behalf of the United States and enforce the continued fight against the oppressive regime currently active in North Korea.

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