North Korean man gets death penatly for ‘smuggling’ a copy of hit Netflix show Squid Game while a student has been granted life imprisonment for buying a copy.
North Korean man gets the death penalty for distributing copies of the hit Netflix series Squid Game. The students who have watched it have got life imprisonment and hard labour for watching the show illegally.
This report comes from Radio Free Asia (RFA), an American news media outlet, reported that high school students caught watching and distributing the show have been subjected to severe punishments.
RFA reported that a man had been sentenced to death after smuggling and selling copies of Squid Game. It all happened after the authorities caught seven high school students watching the series.
According to the sources, the man brought a copy of Squid Game into North Korea back from China and sold USB flash drives containing the series. The report says he will be killed by a firing squad, which is similar to how the Squid Game contestants are killed.
The students caught watching the show, and school staff, have also been subjected to punishments. In the report, RFA explained that “A student who bought a drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labour, and teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remote mines or themselves.“
“This all started last week when a high school student secretly bought a USB flash drive containing the South Korean drama Squid Game and watched it with one of his best friends in class,” a source in law enforcement told RFA’s Korean Service. The friend told several other students, who became interested, and they shared the flash drive with them. They were caught by the censors in 109 Sangmu, who had received a tipoff,” the source said. The friend told several other students, who became interested, and they shared the flash drive with them. They were caught by the censors in 109 Sangmu, who had received a tipoff,” the source said.
It isn’t just Squid Game that has been banned. North Korea has a strict ban on material from the West and South Korea. The law carries a maximum death penalty for watching, keeping, or distributing media from capitalist countries, particularly South Korea and America.