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Korean Man Sentenced to Death for Smuggling ‘Squid Game’ Copies Into North Korea

A Very Sad Case and Testament to How Bizarre North Korea Is

by Trey Hilburn III
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In a very sad turn of events, a Korean man has been sentenced to death in North Korea. The South Korean man, had smuggled copies of the hit Netflix series, Squid Game into North Korea on flash drives. Following an investigation that was launched due to North Korean students caught viewing the series, the Southern Korea man was implicated and sentenced. All this according to a report from Radio Free Asia.

This is part of North Korea’s Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture act. The act was just put into effect in 2020. It strictly prohibits anything that could possibly be considered propaganda. Usually, this includes works of art. The act of bringing in any sort of films, TV, shows, plays, music and books into the country is a serious crime.

In select reports during April a man was sentenced to death in North Korea due to him selling “drives and materials” containing South Korean works.

The entire thing is very sad. It’s a reminder that North Korea has a long way to go for progress. If a TV show can get you sentenced to death, alarm bells should be ringing.