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The North Korean Religious Freedom Database documents and preserves evidence of religious freedom violations and the identities of individual victims, perpetrators, and state organisations across North Korea. The database is freely accessible in both Korean and English languages and makes available large volumes of data to assist organisations monitoring and documenting religious freedom violations in North Korea.

Most common reasons for deprivation of liberty

*Individual victims can experience more than one event where a deprivation of liberty occurs. Take care not to over-count.

Victims charged for their religious practice

Reported number of documented victims charged for religious practice by year

Locations of documented violations

Most recent updates



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Kimhyongjik (Huchang) County Goeup-gu MPS Office