|Region||East and Southeast Asia|
|Population||25 405 000|
|Main Religion||Atheism/Traditional Beliefs|
A small number of people gather in the four government-controlled church buildings in Pyongyang. These are used by the regime to show its international visitors that it grants freedom of religion. Whether there are genuine believers among them or not, even they are not free to live out their Christian faith. All genuine believers are facing the highest pressure imaginable from state authorities, but also from non-Christian family, friends and neighbours. Social and state control are at very high levels and Christians need to carefully hide their faith. If they are discovered, it is not only they who are in danger of being put into labour camps, but their families and Christian networks as well.