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SQUID GAME-NORTH KOREAN MAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR SMUGGLING IN SQUID GAME

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A North Korean man has been sentenced to death by firing squad.

This happened after he smuggled a digital copy of the Netflix hit movie ‘Squid Game’ which was released some months ago into the country.

Reporters say, the man is a student who brought the series back on a hidden USB drive from China.

According to Radio Free Asia, North Korean authorities reportedly caught him after being tipped-off by an unidentified source, saying that he was selling copies to several people including fellow students.

The website  stated that the North Korean man has since been sentenced to death by firing squad;

Another student, who brought a drive, has reportedly been handed a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labour,“.

Sources also informed Radio Free Asia that both teachers and school administrators have also been fired and sent to work in coal mines or banished to some parts of the country.

The arrests took place in the country’s North Hamgyong Province. The recent arrests of the seven students mark the first time the North Korean government has applied the law on the ‘Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture’ in a case involving young people, according to a source in law enforcement in North Hamgyong Province.

Under the recently-passed law, any person found keeping, watching or, distributing media from capitalist countries, particularly from South Korea and the U.S, may be sentenced to death.