After smuggling a digital copy of the Netflix hit movie ‘Squid Game’ into the nation, a North Korean man was reportedly condemned to death by firing squad. Game of Squid Game of Squid According to reports, a student took the series back from China on a secret USB drive.
North Korean man sentenced to death for smuggling Squid Game into the country
According to Radio Free Asia, North Korean authorities apprehended him after receiving information from an unnamed source that he was selling copies of the book to a number of people, including fellow students.
According to the publication, the North Korean man was condemned to death by firing squad. “Another student who bought a drive was reportedly sentenced to life in prison, while six others who saw the performance were sentenced to five years of hard labor,” according to the news portal.
Sources also disclosed to Radio Free Asia that ‘teachers and school administrators have also been fired and risk being sent to work in coal mines or exiled to rural parts of the country.
It Is believed that the arrests took place in the country’s North Hamgyong province over the last week. The recent arrests of the seven students mark the first time the North Korean government has applied the law on the ‘Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture’ in a case involving minors, according to a source in law enforcement in North Hamgyong province.
Under the recently-passed law, any person found watching, keeping, or distributing media from capitalist countries, particularly from South Korea and the U.S, may be sentenced to death.
“Residents are engulfed by anxiety, as the seven will be mercilessly interrogated until the authorities can find out how the drama was smuggled in with the border closed due to the coronavirus pandemic,”the source told RFA.
A resident of the city of Pyongsong disclosed to RFA that
“Squid Game has been able to enter the country on memory storage devices such as USB flash drives and SD cards, which are smuggled in by ship, and then make their way inland”.
Squid Game Main Social Crop Squid Game Main Social Crop “They think the show’s plot kind of parallels their own reality, where they know they could be executed at any time if the government decides to make an example out of them for making too much money, but they all continue to make as much money as possible,” said the added.
“It not only resonates with the rich people but also with Pyongyang’s youth because they are drawn to the unusually violent scenes. Also, one of the characters is a North Korean escapee and they can relate to her.”
North Korea’s state media has slammed Squid Game, saying it is an example of the “beastly” nature of “South Korean capitalist society where mankind is annihilated by extreme competition.”