North Korea Students Arrested for Reading the Bible
- North Korean Students Arrested for Reading the Bible
- Free North Korea Broadcasting
Ten college students in Ham Kyung Book Do Chung,
North Korea, were recently investigated and arrested
for reading a Bible and watching a video CD about
the Bible. According to Free North Korea Broadcasting,
Mr. Jung, former vice president of GumRung Company of
the Rodong Dang Labor Organization Department,
reported the case and has since escaped to China to
avoid arrest by the National Security Agency (Bowiboo).
"In March 2006, 200 Life Bibles and several hundred CDs
were purchased in China and secretly placed in flour
bags before being smuggled into North Korea. This huge
Bible smuggling case was headed by GumRung Company
employees who were influenced by Christianity in China
and underground Christians in Nasun City. All the
leaders have been arrested and are being severely
tortured. If I am caught, I will be sent to a prison
camp for political criminals. I didn't want to die in
prison camp, so I escaped," Mr. Jung said. In the Free
North Korea Broadcasting report, Mr. Jung added that
most of the arrested students attended Chung Jin College.
"These students shared the Bible and video CD with their
friends. They also distributed the Bibles and video CDs
to the other college towns," he said. Pray God encourages
and protects believers in North Korea. Ask God to give
them courage and for them to love their persecutors.
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