(ANS) -- Recent reports by human rights organizations accuse North Korea of putting up to 180,000 people into forced labor.
There are reports that Christians are among the inmates facing torture, starvation and execution in political prison camps, according to an online article at www.Christiantoday.com .
Persecution watchdog Release International is working to support North Korean Christians who have fled their country by providing safe houses, pastoral support and health care.
Andy Dipper, of Release International, said: "Those who’ve got away (from North Korea) describe these camps as 'hell on Earth’."
"In this land where a form of emperor worship is practiced, Christians can be detained, brutally tortured and removed from society,” he said.