A person who smuggled copies of ruin hit South Korean Netflix collection Squid Game into North Korea has been sentenced to demise as reported through Radio Free Asia (RFA).
U.S.-headquartered unbiased information company RFA reported, quoting assets, that the collection was once smuggled in from China on USB flash drives and that the smuggler faces demise through firing squad, after the government stuck highschool scholars gazing the display.
“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,” RFA reported.
In December 2020, North Korea handed the “Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture” act, which prohibits the access and dissemination of cultural subject matter like motion pictures, performs, song and books within the nation. The act is principally geared toward fighting the unfold of media from South Korea and the U.S. and the ones discovered distributing or eating those are at risk of be punished. According to common studies, in April this yr a person was once publicly carried out for promoting drives and CDs containing South Korean subject matter.
Squid Game, specifically, has been a supply of anger within the dictatorship. North Korean propaganda web page Arirang Meari excoriated the high-concept survival drama as depicting the “sad reality of a beastly South Korean society.” The RFA document suggests that there’s nice public anxiousness over the destiny of the highschool scholars and that extra other people may well be implicated within the investigation.
However, Netflix isn’t to be had in China, however Squid Game has been pirated extensively within the nation, according to studies.
The South Korean survival drama Squid Game was once launched international on September 17, 2021, to important acclaim and world consideration. As of November 2021, it’s Netflix’s most-watched collection, turning into the top-viewed program in 94 international locations and attracting greater than 142 million member families and collecting 1.65 billion viewing hours all through its first 4 weeks from release, outperforming the former peak collection Bridgerton.
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