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May 07, 2013

World Watch List - The Top 10 Persecuted Countries

Each year Open Doors releases the World Watch List, a detailed analysis of Christian persecution worldwide. In this free resource, countries are evaluated and ranked according to the severity of persecution that occurred in the past year.

They offer the World Watch List free as part of their mission at Open Doors to inform and inspire others with the message of the persecuted.

Inside the World Watch List you will find an extensive treatment of each of the top 50 countries. You will learn how persecution has intensified or decreased in the last year and projections for the coming year.

This year North Korea has topped the list again.

"Twenty-five percent of Christians are believed to be in labor camps for their refusal to worship the country's leader. The estimated 400,000 Christians must remain underground to worship god. Christian missionaries are killed, tortured and imprisoned because of their efforts to help Korean refugees."

The Top 10 most persecuted countries in 2014 are:

  1.  North Korea
  2.  Somalia
  3.  Syria
  4.  Iraq
  5.  Afghanistan
  6.  Saudi Arabia
  7.  Maldives
  8.  Pakistan
  9.  Iran
10.  Yemen

Download the complete 2014 World Watch List from Open Doors USA.


Information from Open Doors International, www.opendoorsusa.org and Voice of the Martyrs, www.persecution.com.

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