[U.S. Department of State] 2021 Report on International Religious Freedom: Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)

3 Jun 2022

On June 2nd, the United States Department of State released its annual Report on International Religious Freedom. NKDB was extensively mentioned throughout the report on the state of religious freedom in North Korea, including consequences for practicing religion, the function of religious facilities in North Korea, and the status of religious organizations. NKDB releases its own annual report on religious freedom in North Korea, striving to provide the most updated information to shed light on the situation within North Korea.

"In its 2020 report, NKDB stated that 35.4 percent of individuals who defected from the country in 2019 said authorities punished those caught practicing religion by sending them to political prison camps, 18.4 percent said authorities sent them to regular prisons, and 15 percent said authorities sent them to labor training camps."

You can read the full report on the US Department of State website by clicking HERE.