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More and More Christians get persecuted every year for their Faith

An American organization monitoring world religious persecution, the World Watch List, issued a report recently indicating that the number of Christians who were killed in 2013 for their faith had doubled the number of those killed in 2012. Thousands were killed in different parts of the world, and about 100 million were persecuted in countries such as North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Colombia and China, as well as the Central African Republic, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The orgnisation listed North Korea as the most dangerous country for Christians because of the government's policy that targets religious believers. It is estimated that between 150,000 and 200,000 Christians in the country are imprisoned in forced labor camps. Their immediate family members have also been targeted and placed in re-education camps.


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