NORTH KOREA has a strict ban on the possession or distribution of materials from the West and South Korea.
The government allegedly takes the incident very seriously and will execute the man by shooting.
A young North Korean student will reportedly be executed by a firing squad for bringing a copy of Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ series to the country, Radio Free Asia reported, citing sources.
The student was said to have returned from China with a digital version of the South Korean hit series on a hidden USB flash drive. He watched the show with fellow students, and state media reported that he sold a copy. A student who smuggled a very popular series was sentenced to death, while those who watched it face five years of hard work, the report states.
The student was caught by a huge surveillance network in the country – 109 Sangmu – which said they had received a report that a group of students were watching a Western TV show.
According to Radio Free Asia, the North Korean government takes the incident “very seriously.” The Central Committee allegedly fired the school principal, the school’s youth secretary and the class teacher of the students who will allegedly be sent to work in the country’s coal mines.
Squid Game is an extremely popular Netflix show that tells the story of heavily indebted South Koreans who agree to participate in deadly children’s games in order to win a prize of some 45.6 billion won ($ 38 million). Anyone who fails in any of the games faces death, and only one contestant can stay alive and take the prize.
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