It’s Friday, April 16th, A.D. 2021. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I’m Adam McManus.
By Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com)
Human rights coalition urging Biden to look at North Korea
Human Right Watch organized the letter, also signed by ten other groups including Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Jubilee Campaign, and the North Korea Freedom Coalition.
The signatories called for Biden to prioritize the promotion of rights and freedoms in North Korea which often get lost in the shuffle amid concerns over nuclear threats. Actions as simple as praying, talking about the Bible, and sharing one’s faith can lead to beatings, years of imprisonment, and even torture.
A recent United Nations report highlights the extremely harsh conditions in the country’s prison system and the torture of prisoners of conscience. Pregnant prisoners receive particularly egregious treatment, including being forced to perform hard labor and being subjected to forced abortions.
North Korea is the worst country in the world for the persecution of Christians, according to the Open Doors World Watch List.
No doubt, the North Korean Christians echo the heart cry of David from Psalm 13:1-2. “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?”