NORTH KOREA: WOMAN EXECUTED FOR DISTRIBUTING BIBLE
July 24, 2009: Ri Hyon Ok, a Christian woman accused of distributing the Bible, a book banned in communist North Korea, was publicly executed on June 16 for the âcrimeâ, South Korean activists said.
The 33-year-old mother of three was also accused of spying for South Korea and the United States, and of organizing dissidents, the Seoul-based âInvestigative Commission on Crime Against Humanityâ reported, citing documents obtained from the North. Her children and husband were sent to a prison camp near the city of Hoeryong after she was executed in the northwestern city of Ryongchon â near the border with China. (Sources: Associated Press, 24/07/2009)