Man Who Smuggled Squid Game Into North Korea Reportedly Sentenced to Death

Man Who Smuggled Squid Game Into North Korea Reportedly Sentenced to Death

  • The man, a student was sentenced to death for smuggling the Squid Game series into North Korea
  • Six other North Korean students who bought and watched Squid Game were sentenced to five years in prison and hard labour
  • The country had banned its citizens from watching, keeping, or distributing media in any form, from capitalist countries, particularly South Korea and the U.S

You can make YEN.com.gh an Online Media Company of the year! Vote for us at National Communication Award 2021!

A man in North Korea has been sentenced to death by the country's firing squad after smuggling a digital copy of the Netflix hit series Squid Game, YEN.com.gh has learnt.

Five students were also arrested for buying and watching the series.
The man was charged for smuggling Squid Game series into North Korea. Photo: Netflix.
Source: UGC

Brutal sentencing

Reports from Korea indicate that the man, who is a student is said to have smuggled in the series into the country on a secret USB stick from China.

His arrest and subsequent sentencing were confirmed by North Korean authorities who revealed they nabbed him after receiving a tip-off from an unidentified source.

Read also

Yen gye biom: GH police assure IGP, Ghanaians to stop taking bribes in new video

Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with all major Ghana news

According to the authorities, the man was selling copies of the hit series to different people in North Korea, including fellow students.

Radio Free Asia reported that the man was sentenced to death by North Korea's firing squad.

Five students sentenced

He was not the only one who suffered from his action as yet another student who bought a drive with the Netflix series was also reportedly handed a life sentence.

Mirror UK confirmed that five other North Korean students who watched Squid Game were sentenced to five years in prison and hard labour.

YEN.com.gh has learnt several teachers and school administrators have also been fired following the smuggling case and risk being sent to work in coal mines and exiled to rural parts of Korea.

RFA revealed that the shocking arrests were made in the country's North Hamgyong province over the last week.

Read also

Man spotted carrying daughter to school during trotro strike to get brand new car

It should be noted the recent arrests of the seven students marked the first time the North Korean government applied the law on the “Elimination of Reactionary Thought and Culture” in a case involving minors.

Under North Korea's recently-passed law, any person found watching, keeping, or distributing media in any form, from capitalist countries, particularly South Korea and the U.S, may be sentenced to death.

Source: YEN.com.gh

Online view pixel