North Korean Govt Reportedly Sentences Man To Death Over Netflix’s Blockbuster Series, Squid Game
EKO HOT BLOG reports that a man has been sentenced to death for smuggling copies of Netflix’s hit series “Squid Game” into North Korea, according to Radio Free Asia (via Variety).
Authorities were led to the man when high school kids were found watching the series, according to reports. According to the investigation, “Squid Game” was smuggled into the nation from China using a USB flash drive.
The smuggler faces execution by firing squad, while the kids who brought “Squid Game” to school face prison sentences.
Radio Free Asia reports: “A student who bought a drive received a life sentence, while six others who watched the show have been sentenced to five years hard labor, and teachers and school administrators have been fired and face banishment to work in remote mines.”
“Squid Game,” in particular, has been a source of anger in the dictatorship. North Korean propaganda site Arirang Meari excoriated the high-concept survival drama as depicting the “sad reality of a beastly South Korean society.”
The RFA report suggests that there is great public anxiety over the fate of the high school students and that more people could be implicated in the investigation.
Created by Hwang Dong-hyuk, “Squid Game” is a South Korean survival thriller that follows a group of contestants who agree to participate in a mysterious survival game with a grand prize total of nearly $40.
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