Writing in the American Spectator, Doug Bandow, a champion of religious liberty, opines about the persecution of Christians in the DPRK (North Korea). It's an extremely unsettling article (as it should be).
Here's some stats: "Some 150,000 to 200,000 people are believed to be imprisoned in abysmal conditions. Of those, between 40,000 and 70,000 are said to be held for religious reasons -- principally for Christian worship and evangelism. ICC figures that number may be even higher, perhaps 100,000, though no one really knows. Reports circulate of the execution of believers, especially leaders like pastors and Bible smugglers."
Doug advises those of us in the West to, at least, pray for the persecuted and also lists several organizations that attempt to expose this darkest of regimes.