N.Korea Still Worst Oppressor of Christians

North Korea has been named the world's worst persecutor of Christians for the 11th straight year.

In its annual report released earlier this week, Open Doors, an organization that tracks the persecution of Christians worldwide, listed North Korea as the most intolerant country, followed by Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.

A spokesman for the body said the level of persecution has increased under new leader Kim Jong-un. It estimates that up to 70,000 Christians are suffering in prison camps in the reclusive state.

Arirang News / Jan. 10, 2013 11:47 KST