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North Korean man sentenced to dying for smuggling Netflix collection Squid Game

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North Korean man sentenced to death for smuggling Netflix series Squid Game

North Korean man has been sentenced to dying for smuggling in South Korean Netflix collection ‘Squid Game’ on USB via China and bought their copies after seven highschool college students had been caught watching the present. As per a report by RFA, the person could be executed by a firing squad.
A scholar who purchased the USB from the smuggler is given life sentence whereas six others who noticed it with him have been sentenced to 5 years of onerous labour. Teachers and faculty directors are additionally fired and are banished to work in distant areas in mines, the report stated citing sources.
Squid Games is a well-liked South Korean drama on Netflix which exhibits a dystopian world the place cash-strapped contestants are pitted in opposition to one another in a youngsters’s recreation for big money prize. Losing gamers are sentenced to dying within the present. The present fairly resonates with the precise lifetime of North Korean individuals who stay within the recluse nation and are subjected to onerous labour and have an in any other case horrible life and lifestyle. The communist nation strictly controls lives of its residents and all tv and radios are tuned into state propaganda. If anybody is caught watching or listening to overseas broadcasts, they face harsh punishment.
Turns out, one of many college students in highschool secretly purchased the USB with ‘Squid Game’ on it and noticed it with a few of his buddies. The phrase unfold and others additionally obtained . They shared the USB however had been caught by censors. North Korea has a specialised process drive, Surveillance Bureau Group, which catches unlawful video watchers.
Recently, North Korea had handed a regulation on “Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture” which carries most penalty of dying sentence for watching, protecting or distributing media and movies from capitalist international locations particularly United States of America and South Korea. As of now, the borders in North Korea as closed as a consequence of Coronavirus pandemic and now there may be anxiousness amongst residents because the ‘smugglers’ and college students shall be grilled mercilessly to learn the way the tv drama made its approach into North Korea.
The college administration is dismissed and they’re additionally expelled from the occasion. They will now be possible made to work in mines in distant rural areas. This has triggered concern in different lecturers who concern similar destiny ought to one in all their college students is caught watching ‘illegal videos’.