A man and several students are condemned in North Korea for watching the squid game

A man and several students are condemned in North Korea for watching the squid game

In North Korea, a man who seized and sold copies of the Netflix series, the squid game (Squid Game) was sentenced after the authorities surprised seven high school students watching the World Success Program in Language Korean The smuggler would have introduced in North Korea a copy of the squid game from China and sold USB memories with the series. The sources said that the sentence of him would execute with a firing squad.

A man and several students are condemned in North Korea for watching the squid game

A high school student who bought a unit received a perpetual chain sentence, while six other six who saw the program have been sentenced to five years of forced labor, and school teachers and administrators have been dismissed and face exile to Work in remote mines or in other areas. Since last week it had already been common knowledge that copies of the program had reached the investment country despite the efforts of the authorities to keep foreign media away. They began to spread among the population in flash memories and SD cards.

The sources of that report said that the Distópic World of the Program (in which the marginalized are facing each other in traditional children's games due to enormous metal awards and the losing players are sentenced to death) resonates among North Koreans with occupations of risk and positions Insecure «It all started last week when a high school student secretly bought a USB memory that contained the South Korean program" The Game of Squid "and saw it with one of his best friends in class," a source of the forces of the Order of the North Hamgyong province to the Korean service of the Rfa Portal.

"The friend told other students, who were interested, and shared the pendrive with them. They caught the Censors of the Sangmu, which had already been warned by a third, "said the source, referring to the assault body of the government specialized in catching those who see illegal videos, officially known as a group of the surveillance office 109.

The arrest of the seven students is the first time that the Government applies the newly approved Act of "Reactionary Thinking and Culture" in a case that affects minors, according to the source. The law, promulgated last year, involves a maximum death penalty to see, preserve or distribute media from capitalist countries, especially from South Korea and the United States.

Source: Radio Free Asia

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