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North Korean sentenced to death for smuggling ‘Squid Game’ copies

  • Published at 10:05 pm November 24th, 2021
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The smuggler faces the death penalty while six other students were sentenced to five years' hard labor

A North Korean man believed to have illegally brought a copy of “Squid Game” into the country has been sentenced to execution by firing, one of the notable methods by which characters were killed in the Netflix megahit show.

Censors at North Korea's Surveillance Bureau Group 109 caught the smuggler, a student, who has allegedly brought the show from China on his USB flash drive. 

After selling several copies to high school students on USD Drive and SD cards, authorities caught him and awarded him the death penalty while six other students were sentenced to five years' hard labor.


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“This all started last week when a high school student secretly bought a USB flash drive containing the South Korean drama Squid Game and watched it with one of his best friends in class,” a source from North Korean law enforcement told RFA’s Korean Service.

“The friend told several other students, who became interested, and they shared the flash drive with them. Government censors received a tip, and the students were arrested.”

The authorities have also expelled the teachers and administrators from the Workers’ Party for negligence, who might be additionally forced into exile to work in remote mines. 

In 2020, North Korea passed the key legislation titled “Law on the Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture,” which can confer death penalty for “watching, owning, or distributing media from capitalist countries such as South Korea and the USA.”

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