North Korea is the most oppressive place in the world to live as a Christian.
The Open Doors World Watch List highlights the top 50 countries where it is most difficult to live as a Christian, and the 2016 edition cites Kim Jong-un's "dictatorial paranoia" as the reason that the country tops the rankings.
Open Doors say:
Christians face arrest, torture, imprisonment and death for daring to believe there is a higher authority than the nation's leader, Kim Jong-un.
The list reports that in 2015, persecution grew most rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, while in the Middle East, Isis violence increased the exodus of the Christian population from the region.
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The index measures the degrees of freedom that Christians have to express their faith in six spheres - private, family, community, national and church life, while also measuring levels of violence.