Monday, August 03, 2009

Help free the two American women in North Korea

Two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, were condemned to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea. And they didn't even commit a crime. Find out more at this website, which also has some ways to help them. But especially, pray for their release.

This op-ed has more details about the case. As the article notes, Christians in North Korea are also suffering persecution:

“A Christian woman accused of distributing the Bible, a book banned in communist North Korea, was publicly executed last month for the crime, South Korean activists said yesterday.’’

"So began a recent Associated Press dispatch from Seoul noting the death of Ri Hyon Ok, a 33-year-old mother of three. According to the Investigative Commission on Crime Against Humanity, a South Korean human-rights coalition, punishment for Ri’s “crimes’’ was meted out to her entire extended family: The day after she was executed, her husband, children, and parents were all thrown in prison." (article by Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe)

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