A North Korean high school student watched a “squid game” with his best friend.
Radio Free Asia reported that they were caught by censors after the chip off.
One of them unhooked, thanks to his rich parents who paid a $ 3,000 bribe, the outlet reported.
North Korea is angry with people who broadcast or watch Netflix’s hit “Squid Game.”
The secluded country sentenced a man who smuggled and shot a dystopian drama to death, and a high school student who bought a drive, including a show, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Radio Free Asia (RFA,) Quote domestic sources.
RFA reported that six other high school students watching the series were also sentenced to five years of hard work. Their bosses were also punished and teachers and school managers were fired. They may be banished to work in remote mines, media outlets added.
The Korean series tells the story of 456 debtors competing for a prize of 45.6 billion won ($ 38.3 million) in a brutal survival game.
“It all started last week when a high school student secretly bought a USB flash drive containing a Korean drama squid game and saw it with one of his best friends in the class,” said a law enforcement source in North Hamgyong Province. Told the Korean service. “A friend talked to some other students who were interested, and they shared a flash drive with them.”
Students were caught by government censors after the tip-off, sources told RFA. The RFA added that the North Korean government is the first to punish minors under a law punishing the distribution, surveillance, or storage of media from capitalist countries such as South Korea and the United States.
“The government has taken the case very seriously and says that student education was ignored,” RFA sources said.
According to the outlet, one of the students unhooked thanks to his rich parents who paid a bribe of $ 3,000.
Last month, state-owned North Korean promotional website The Netflix drama emphasized that South Korea is a place where “corruption and immoral villains are commonplace.” The show also featured North Korean defectors, whose story highlighted a difficult escape from the north.
Despite the threat of retaliation, smuggled, Illegal copy of “squid game” We are on the road to North Korea.
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