Death for selling a copy of ‘Squid Game’
It is not a big deal for dictator Kim Jong Un to kill anyone in his country, North Korea, for a small mistake. When it comes to its arch-enemy and neighbor, South Korea, things get worse. Let me tell you that movies and web series made in South Korea are banned in North Korea. Selling content related to is also considered a major crime, in which case a person was caught selling a copy of the popular web series ‘Squid Game’.
The death penalty
A man sentenced to death by Kim Jong Un’s government will allegedly be shot dead. In addition, those who secretly watched the squid game have been sentenced to life imprisonment and hard labor. While the squid game became world famous for its fantastic story, the people of North Korea also started risking their lives to see it. The nine-episode web series also features a game of death.
Copy of web series purchased secretly by the student
According to media reports, a law enforcement source told Radio Free Asia (RFA) ‘s Korean service, “It all started last week when a high school student used a USB stick with the South Korean web series’ Squid Game’. Purchased secretly using a flash drive. And posed in class with one of my best friends. Then other friends who wanted to watch ‘Squid Game’ also found out and shared flash drives with each other.
School officials were also punished
According to the source, the children who sell and watch squid games have been charged under the new law enacted against the destruction of ideas and culture. The law prescribes the death penalty for viewing, possessing or distributing the media in many countries, especially the United States and South Korea. Apart from this, allegations have also been leveled against the school authorities of the students. According to a report, they have been discriminated against for working in the mines.
Will be brutally interrogated
One student has been sentenced to life imprisonment for buying a flash drive, while six others have been sentenced to five years rigorous imprisonment for watching the show, the source said. Their families are worried that the seven students will be brutally interrogated until information is received that the web series was smuggled despite the border being sealed due to the corona virus. The source also said that the government was taking the issue very seriously and the central committee had sacked the school principal, his youth secretary and his home room teacher.