The North Korea Chapter in USCIRF’s 2015 Annual Report
North Korea remains one of the most oppressive regimes in the world and among the worst violators of human rights. The government tightly controls all political and religious __EXPRESSION__ and activities, and it punishes those who question the regime. Genuine freedom of religion or belief is non-existent. Individuals secretly engaging in religious activities are subject to arrest, torture, imprisonment, and sometimes execution.