Christian persecution in North Korea is ‘on Par With Nero’s Rome,’ says human rights activist

By Jardine Malado | The Christian Times

A prominent human rights activist has said that the level of persecution experienced by Christians in North Korea is comparable to the persecution faced by the Early Christian Church in ancient Rome under Emperor Nero.

At a conference organized by the religious freedom advocacy group International Christian Concern (ICC), a North Korean defector and some activists recounted the human rights abuses committed by the Communist Kim regime against its citizens.

During a morning introduction at the Rayburn Office Building, human rights advocates with years of experience in dealing with North Korea detailed how the Communist regime nearly wiped out Christianity in the nation which was once known as the “Jerusalem of the East.”