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Christian Missionary, 33 Others Expected to Be Executed in North Korea

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FOX News--A South Korean newspaper reports 33 North Koreans could be executed for their role in trying to set up 500 underground Christian churches.

Kin Jung-Wook, a Baptist missionary, was arrested in October after he was caught with Christian instructional materials and movies. In a plea for his release from North Korean jail, Jung-wook told media last week he "was thinking of turning North Korea into a religious country, and destroying its present government and political system. I received money from the intelligence services and followed instructions from them, and arranged North Koreans to act as their spies. And I also set up an underground church in China, in Dandong, and got the members to talk and write, for me to collect details about the reality of life in North Korea, and I provided this to the intelligence services."

The 33 missionaries are believed to have worked with Jung-wook. North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un is expected to order their execution as he continues to "purge" members of his government and those trying to rally against him. Jong-un recently made headlines after having his own uncle executed. 

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