Updated: Nov 16
At the end of October, North Korea's ruling party ordered Ministry of State officials in North Korea, China, Russia and other countries to capture, arrest, and return North Korean defectors. This is yet another push by North Korea to maintain and strengthen their control, and an attempt to put a stop to all future defections.
"In the order, North Korean authorities reportedly instructed officials to “quietly” bring back defectors in China caught trying to go to South Korea or brokers who criticize Pyongyang, regardless of concerns over COVID-19. The order instructed the officials to turn them over to Ministry of State Security counterespionage offices on the Sino-North Korean border for interrogation. The order further stated that after interrogation, they are to be sent to political prisons." (Source: NK Daily)
Daniel answered and said:
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. 21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; 22 he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him." Father God, you know the location of each and every North Korean defector. You know and You see because the light dwells with You and nothing is hidden from Your sight (Hebrews 4:13). Thwart the wicked schemes of North Korea's rulers who attempt by every means possible to set themselves up as god. Watch over North Korean defectors in China, South Korea and around the world. Bring them to a saving knowledge of Yourself through the gospel of Jesus Christ, which is the only means of salvation, true rescue and restoration; and as Your people, give us hearts to care for the sojourner and fatherless, we pray. In Jesus' name, Amen.