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Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by WriterNig: 6:01pm On Nov 24


A North Korean man has reportedly been sentenced to death by firing squad. His crime? Smuggling copies of the hit Netflix show Squid Game into the country on USB drives and SD cards.

According to a report from Radio Free Asia (via Kotaku), the man believed to be behind smuggling the show into North Korea has been apprehended and will be punished in the most extreme manner.

Sources also tell the network that a student who purchased a USB drive containing the show has been handed a life sentence, while six others who simply watched the show are to serve five years of hard labour. Staff at the school have also been fired, and could be sent to work in the mines.

“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 in North Hamgyong province's law enforcement told RFA. “The friend told several other students, who became interested, and they shared the flash drive with them.”

Ultimately, it seems government censors received an anonymous tip and harsh action was taken against everyone involved.



What exactly is the problem with Squid Game in North Korea, then? Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported on a state-run North Korean website that claims the Netflix series, created by South Korean director Hwang Dong-hyuk, depicts an “unequal society where the strong exploit the weak” and brandishes it a reflection of the “South Korean capitalist society where mankind is annihilated by extreme competition". They're not fans, then.

It's not just Squid Game, though. It remains illegal for any North Korean citizen to watch any South Korean media. In January this year, North Korea introduced tough new laws against enjoying South Korean entertainment, with punishments that can range from fines and up to 15 years in a prison camp all the way through to the death penalty.

“Law enforcement is not playing around with the new law, and they are fiercely trying to root out every instance of capitalist culture,” a source previously told RFA.

credit: Gaming Bible UK

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by IamSalt: 6:03pm On Nov 24
Kim Jong-un wan use dey defaulter practice life squid game by firing him to death.


Squid game, one brutal series. That movie made me still have hope in Naija economy.

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Makib2020(m): 6:05pm On Nov 24
Wahala plenty gan ooh... grin grin...na another person investment carry this one go jail for free like this shocked shocked

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by slimjohn2k5: 6:06pm On Nov 24
Hmmm

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by MJBOLT: 6:13pm On Nov 24
I'm sure he was aware of the law but tried to play smart,now he has to pay with his life.

The guy no try abeg undecided

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by tutudesz: 6:15pm On Nov 24
Out of all place na North Korea undecided were you are jailed for not crying during the late leader birthday undecided

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by KAM3KAZI: 6:25pm On Nov 24
I swear this Kim Jong Un man na devil

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by funshint(m): 6:27pm On Nov 24
All these fake news!

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by KAM3KAZI: 6:29pm On Nov 24
I swear this Kim Jong Un is the devil
North Korean military are demons and North Korea is hell!

Imagine dieing and instead of going to either heaven or hell,you get born in North Korea angry

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by lkillbrokehoes: 6:50pm On Nov 24
South korea is heaven, North Korea is hell.

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Houseofglam7(f): 6:59pm On Nov 24
WTF shocked
Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by TheWolfen(m): 7:23pm On Nov 24
Deluded fat pig they call president in North Korea.
He doest value human life

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Exjoker(m): 7:57pm On Nov 24
Omo that side hard ooo

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by larrybabanla(m): 9:13pm On Nov 24
That fat pig again, can't n.koreans protest?

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by brosom(m): 9:20pm On Nov 24
Hmmm.

North Korea no ever smile talk more of laugh.

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Paxxcarl(m): 9:20pm On Nov 24
Things dey happen o
Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Omniman(m): 9:20pm On Nov 24
angry
Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by xxxboyxxx(m): 9:20pm On Nov 24
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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by SmartPolician: 9:20pm On Nov 24
Jesus! cry

That small man devil has no regards for human life!

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by TinubuGoQuench(f): 9:21pm On Nov 24
They are trying very hard to stop the youths from gaining exposure and enlightenment from the western world. They know that if this happens, then youth eye go open and dem go rebel the evil oppressive government

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by money121(m): 9:21pm On Nov 24
Ok
Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Treasure17(m): 9:21pm On Nov 24
Wahala.
Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by backbencher: 9:21pm On Nov 24
North Korea is that kind of country

Everything you watch there is controlled by the state.

If you buy a TV, your TV must be preset to the government approved channels. Same for radio. The internet is not allowed...what they have is an intranet that only shows government approved pages. Nothing more.

And if you are caught watching programming from South Korea, or any other foreign nation....you are in trouble.

So this punishment is par the course.

And why are they doing this? Once upon a time there was a country called East Germany. For most of its existence, East Germans could watch TV from the West Germany , and the government could not block the channels because of the way the geography of Germany works...blocking Western channels would have led to them blocking channels by the DDR. Thus people in the East could see that life in the West was better, and thus saw their government was lying...and that's part of why the DDR collapsed. Same eventually for most Soviet bloc countries.

If more North Koreans can see that life in South Korea is better, many of them are going to question the Kims...and that's bad news for the government. So they block all information from the sOUTH....yet some still slips through (via DVD, USB, etc).

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What exactly is the problem with Squid Game in North Korea, then? Earlier this month, The Washington Post reported on a state-run North Korean website that claims the Netflix series, created by South Korean director Hwang Dong-hyuk, depicts an “unequal society where the strong exploit the weak” and brandishes it a reflection of the “South Korean capitalist society where mankind is annihilated by extreme competition". They're not fans, then

Keep in mind that the ruling party of the DPRK runs a government based on ideology derived from communism that in principle promotes equality of all( in practice, they don't do that...they have social classes in the DPRK...long story). Squid game promotes an ideology that runs counter to the ideology of the DPRK state.

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by wpadmin: 9:21pm On Nov 24
Mennn
Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by EyezofGod120: 9:22pm On Nov 24
grin wahala no just dey finish jor

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by michlins(m): 9:22pm On Nov 24
To think that a North Korea government official watched the series before forming the decision that it's bad for the rest of the public is the height of hypocrisy

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Mvena(f): 9:22pm On Nov 24

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Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Viltron(m): 9:22pm On Nov 24
The fat boy kim,
Re: Man Sentenced To Death For Smuggling 'SQUID GAME' Film Into North Korea (Pix) by Joebayo217: 9:23pm On Nov 24
lkillbrokehoes:
South korea is heaven, North Korea is hell.
I swrs make Nigeria just divide na south go dey alright North go suffer pass

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