North Korea Sentences ‘Squid Game’ Smuggler to Death

A man who allegedly smuggled Netflix’s South Korea-based series “Squid Game” through USB flash drives from China into North Korea has been sentenced to death by firing squad, sources told Radio Free Asia (RFA).

A high school student who bought one of the flash drives received a life sentence, while six others who watched the footage have been sentenced to five years of hard labor. Teachers and administrators at the school were also fired or faced forced labor in remote mines.

Last year, the Hermit Kingdom passed a law on the “Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture” (ERTC), which carries a maximum penalty of death for watching, possessing, or distributing media from capitalist countries like South Korea and the U.S., per RFA.

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