People who share or watch Netflix’s blockbuster show ‘Squid Game’ are apparently being punished harshly in North Korea.
According to Radio Free Asia, a man has been condemned to death in the country for smuggling and selling copies of a South Korean dystopian series.
A high school student was also condemned to life in jail for purchasing the show’s hard drive.
Six other high school students who viewed the show were sentenced to five years of hard labor, as were their supervisors, teachers, and school administrators.
“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 law enforcement source in North Hamgyong province told the RFA.
“The friend told several other students, who became interested, and they shared the flash drive with them.”
This is said to be the first time the reclusive country has taken such punitive actions against youngsters as a result of its regulations prohibiting the distribution of films from South Korea and the United States, among other countries.
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