A North Korean man was sentenced to death for smuggling copies of the Squid Game series, a viral phenomenon since its premiere.
Sentenced to death to man for distributing the “Squid gameIllegally.
Recently, the series continues to give something to talk about, but not because of its content in itself, but because a North Korean man was sentenced to death for ‘smuggle‘a copy of the series of Netflix “The Squid Game”, while other people involved were sentenced to life imprisonment and forced labor.
A North Korean man was sentenced to death for distribute copies from the series “The Squid Game” by Netflix.
In accordance with various reports, its execution will be carried out by a firing squad. Similarly, others involved in the smuggling of the series were sentenced to life imprisonment and forced labor. to see the illegally program.
They distribute The Squid Game on USB sticks
Radio Free Asia reported that the smuggler acquired a copy of the program in China and took it with him to North Korea, where he allegedly sold them through units usb flash.
Similarly, a high school student who purchased a unit containing the program received a judgment from life imprisonmentaccording to Radio Free Asia, citing sources within the country.
Also other six high school students who saw the series were also sentenced to five years from works forced, reported the RFA.
The media also pointed out that teachers and the administrators from the boys’ school, they were driven out and sent to work in the mines as punishment.
“This all started last week when a high school student secretly bought a USB flash drive containing the South Korean drama Squid Game and saw it with one of his best friends in class,” a police source told the Service. Korean from RFA.
“The friend told several other students, that he they interested, and they shared the USB stick with them. They were captured by the censors in 109 Sangmu, who had received a tip-off, ”said the source.
Citizens in fear of government retaliation
This is the first time that the North Korean government punishes minors under a law that penalizes the distribution, observation or retention of media from capitalist countries such as South Korea and USAadded the RFA.
“The residents are mired in anxiety, as the seven will be mercilessly interrogated until the authorities can discover how the drama was introduced from smuggling with the border closed due to the pandemic coronavirus, “the source told the news portal.
“The government is taking this incident very seriously, saying that it is neglecting the education of students“Said the RFA informant.
Authorities have now begun to raid the markets for storage devices memory and video CDs containing foreign media, a province resident told RFA.
“All the residents are shaking in fear because they will be mercilessly punished for buying or selling memory storage devices, no matter how small, “said another source.
One of the students got out of trouble thanks to wealthy parents who paid a bribery from 3 thousand dollars reported the medium.