Friday, July 13, 2007

North Korean Christian evangelist to be executed as example

H/T 50 Days After

North Korean Christian evangelist to be executed as example

.- An international organization that assists persecuted Christians around the world, launched a worldwide campaign July 10th to free a North Korean man awaiting public execution for being a Christian.

For more than a year, Son Jong Nam, a former army officer turned underground evangelist, has been beaten, tortured and held in a bleak, North Korean death row basement jail in the capital city. He has been sentenced to public execution as an example to the North Korean people.

Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) has been joined in the initiative by U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Sam Brownback (R-Kan).

Brownback sent letters last week, also signed by Senators Baucus (D-Mont.), Durbin (D-Ill.), Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Vitter (R-La.), asking U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to work to secure the release of the Christian prisoner.

VOM is calling on people in the United States and around the world to write letters and send e-mails on Son Jong Nam's behalf.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I Son Jong Nam a Catholic

Scott said...

a fine example of a man willing to die (sadly) for his faith... I wonder how many of us (thank God we don't have to !) would be willing to go to such lengths for God?

david santos said...

Thanks for you work and have a good week

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