'The situation in North Korea is absolutely dire': Panel Highlights Number 1 Persecutor of Christians, Once Christian Itself

The situation for Christians in North Korea was highlighted recently by a panel that spoke before the debut of the documentary Humanity Denied: Religious Freedom in North Korea held just down the road from the State Department’s summit on religious freedom Thursday.

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Egypt Legalizes Over 1,000 Churches in Apparent Bid to Create Tolerant Islamic Society

The Egyptian government on Monday approved legalization of 127 churches, the culmination of a 2016 law by which President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi sought to make the world’s largest Arab nation more officially inclusive of Coptic Christianity.

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8 Christians Arrested in Iran, One Elderly Woman Freed

Eight Iranian Christians were arrested by Iranian intelligence officials at the beginning of July, and are currently being held at an undisclosed Intelligence Ministry site in Bushehr, a southern port city on the Persian Gulf.

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U.K. Report: Christian Persecution 'Overlooked in the West'

The final version of a UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office report was released at the beginning of July, detailing Christian persecution worldwide and citing a failure of Western governments to even recognize it.

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Pompeo: State Department Report on Non-Existence of Religious Freedom in Iran ‘Shocks the Conscience’

The thinning oxygen in the atmosphere for Iran’s religious minorities came to light Friday with the State Department’s release of its 2018 Report on International Religious Freedom, which detailed the level of suppression suffered by Christians and Baha’i under the Ayatollahs.

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