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International Teenager sentenced to death for bring in squid game to N Korea

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  1. steeldragon Green Belt

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    North Korean student will be executed by firing squad after they reportedly brought a copy of the hit show into the country.




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    A North Korean student who smuggled copies of Squid Game into the country and sold them will reportedly be executed by firing squad.

    North Korean authorities caught seven high school students watching the violent drama after sharing the show via USB flash drives.

    Radio Free Asia reported a student who bought a drive from the smuggler received a life sentence after his parents reportedly paid authorities $US3000 ($A4170), while the six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years of hard labour.

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    The punishment was extended to the students’ school where teachers and school administrators were fired and faced banishment to work in remote mines.

    Local sources said the smuggler brought a copy of the Netflix show back from China before selling versions of it. RFA reported his death sentence would be carried out by the firing squad.

    “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 RFA’s Korean Service on Monday.

    “The friend told several other students, who became interested, and they shared the flash drive with them. They were caught by the censors in 109 Sangmu, who had received a tip-off,” said the source, referring to the government strike force that specialises in catching illegal video watchers.

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    Six others who watched the show have reportednly been sentenced to five years of hard labour.
    The arrest of the teenagers marks the first time the government applied a newly passed law called the ‘elimination of reactionary thought and culture’ with people aged under 18.

    The law carries a maximum penalty of death for watching, keeping, or distributing media from capitalist countries.

    Following the students‘ arrest, authorities have begun searching for more memory storage devices that contain any foreign media in the region.

    “The residents are all trembling in fear because they will be mercilessly punished for buying or selling memory storage devices, no matter how small,” a North Hamgyong resident told RFA.

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    “But regardless of how strict the government’s crackdown seems to be, rumours are circulating that among the seven arrested students, one with rich parents was able to avoid punishment because they bribed the authorities with $US3000 ($A4170).

    “Residents are complaining that the world is unfair because if parents have money and power even their children who are sentenced to death can be released.

    Not sure if N Korea are that strict on copy right infringements or just because is a big S Korean show this poor kid is going to be killed.
     
  2. Neph Brown Belt

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    Real life Squid Game there
     
  3. Mike Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Harsh but unfair.
     
  4. Rygu R.I.P. Obie Platinum Member

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    Pffft big deal, under Herr Trump's presidency, he tweeted some stuff that wasn't nice. Thankfully they voted him out, he may have tweeted more bad stuff. North Korea should be glad he was never their leader.
     
  5. evergreenrider Honky-tonk Hero's

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    Can't do the time, dont do the crime
     
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  6. Mike Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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  7. regmma123 Brown Belt

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    He was just about encouraging his supporters to commit acts of violence against democrats and anyone who did not support him or his agenda

    sounds familiar here
     
  8. bobgeese Steel Belt

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    Wow, that's excessive.


    I guess Kim Jung was not a fan.
     
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    A dictator that doesn't dictate. We were lucky to make it out of WWIII (2015-2020).We survivors, bruh.
     
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    Not surprising, from a government that tortured and essentially killed an American, for stealing a poster off the wall as a souvenir.
     
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    “I like Kim > Trump “. ~~ leftist
     
  12. Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Don't break the law in NK. Don't visit if you don't have to. Do what you can to get out if you live there. Shithole confirmed.
     
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    Escape is nearly impossible now with Covid. KJU has mined all of the paths leading out of NK. Even though the river that borders China is frozen over and you can walk across it, you basically can't get there because of the mines going all the way to the shore.

    He's locked down the entire country and any black market activity (to keep yourself alive) has been cut off.
     
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    You’d think he would be. It seems to be a massive criticism of South Korea.
     
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    Is that show it any good?
     
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    Must be good if a guy is risking his life over it.
     
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    "I think you will have a tremendous future for your country, you're a great leader," Trump added. "We will help it to happen."

    "We went back and forth, then we fell in love. He wrote me beautiful letters. And they are great letters. We fell in love." Trump talking about Kim Jong-un at a rally.
     
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    Butt buddies confirmed.
     
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    Is this like that time it was reported that the North Korean leader fed his family to dogs? There's a lot of propaganda bullshit made up about North Korea and this seems like more of the same. Yes it's a strict authoritarian regime but this seems more like an internet hoax/propaganda.
     

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