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North Korea: Man shot dead, students sentenced to life in prison for importing ‘Squid Game’ on USB drive

Man shot dead, students behind bars for importing 'Squid Game' on USB drive in North Korea

If you have watched Squid Game or not, you might certainly be aware that the popular  Korean series involves violence. Unfortunately, this reel life violence turned real in North Korea. A man was shot dead. While few students were under arrest for importing Squid Game on a USB drive. 

Reports by the American news site Radio Free Asia (RFA) informs, North Korea condemned several high school students to harsh punishment. The decision comes after the students were secretly found viewing ‘Squid Game.’ Some citizens faced repercussions in the form of death. after bringing the show across the border on USB drives. And the student who was buying the USB was condemned to life in prison. Reportedly, others who were present with him were sentenced to five years of labour rehabilitation.

The government is applying the new law on the “Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture,” 

The government is applying the new law on the “Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture,” 

The 109th Joint Command of Staff did an investigation to look into this issue. They, later on, made the discovery about seven high school kids. The kids were from Chongjin City, North Hamgyong Province. They were secretly watching ‘Squid Game.’ Not only did they face repercussions. But the high school’s principal, youth secretary, and instructor were also removed from their roles. The source says, this is the first time the government has used the new law. Law on the “Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture.” Especially in a case involving minors.

The imposition of the law came into effect last year. It imposes a maximum penalty of execution. That is in the for viewing, keeping, or spreading material from capitalist countries, particularly South Korea and the United States. Meanwhile, the creator of ‘Squid Game’ stated earlier this month that the hit series will return for a second season, despite the fact that most TV shows in South Korea only run for one season. The South Korean dystopian survival thriller will certainly be Netflix’s biggest-ever TV show.