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Students sent to prison camps after watching “Squid Game” in North Korea… Background of the atrocity

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The girl from “Daruma-san ga Tumbuta” in “The Squid Game. It is also being secretly listened to in North Korea (Image: Lee Jae-Won/Afro)

USB The student who purchased the USB memory stick was sentenced to indefinite labor indoctrination in a concentration camp called “Hell. The student who watched it with me was sentenced to five years of the same sentence. The vendor who sold the USB The vendor who sold the USB memory stick was shot in public to “make an example”.

November Nov. November 23 On November 23, the U.S. media outlet Radio Free Asia reported a shocking verdict in North Korea. November November November 15 On November 15, seven male and female students from a high-class middle school (Japanese high school) in the northern city of Cheongjin were sentenced to death by the North Korean authorities for watching illegal videos. 109 The Department of Managing Union Command, which is in charge of policing Korean dramas, caught them. They were heavily punished.

The students watched “Squid Game,” a hit drama in South Korea. North Korea is becoming increasingly wary of this popular drama. October In October, the foreign media outlet “Mary (Kodama)” sarcastically criticized it as follows In October, the foreign media outlet Mary (Kodama) sarcastically criticized the drama “Squid Game” as follows: “In South Korea, the drama ‘Squid Game’ is gaining popularity. The drama “The Squid Game” is said to be gaining popularity in South Korea (South Korea), probably because it exposes the reality of South Korea and capitalist society, where extreme competition for survival and the rule of the weak and the strong are prevalent.

The “Squid Game” was first released in September of this year on the content distribution site Netflix The Squid Game was released on the content distribution site Netflix in September this year. It has sold over 100 million copies worldwide. (Korean newspaper reporter) Nearly 150 million households around the world have watched it, and it is the most watched movie on Netflix It is the biggest hit on Netflix. The story is about an abducted 456 The story is about 456 people who were kidnapped. 456 billion won (about 4.5 billion yen. The story is about 456 people participating in a game of “Daruma-san ga Tottorita” (Daruma-san has fallen) for a prize of 45.6 billion won (about 4.5 billion yen). If they lose, their lives are taken without mercy, and there are many gruesome scenes of slaughter.

What do North Koreans think of when they see the “Squid Game”?

The reason for the heavy punishment is related to the domestic situation in North Korea.

At the Workers’ Party Congress held in January this year, Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un emphasized the importance of enforcing the new law. It is a law against reactionary ideology and culture. The law strictly regulates foreign content, including the Korean Wave. The law imposes the death penalty on anyone who disseminates illegal images and imprisonment for viewers. 15 years. This severe punishment is a result of the law.

This severe punishment is the first time that the law has been applied to youth. The principals of the schools to which the students belonged and the teachers in charge were dismissed. It is said that they will be removed from the party list and forced to do hard labor in mines and other places. The Squid Game, which is popular worldwide, is also very influential in North Korea.

There is a reason why North Korea is so sensitive to the Squid Game, which has many brutal scenes. Daily News, an expert on the situation on the Korean Peninsula NK Japan, an expert on the situation on the Korean Peninsula, tells us.

How do you think North Koreans would feel if they saw “The Squid Game”? The first thing that comes to mind is the public executions that take place on a daily basis. It reflects the reality not only of South Korea but also of North Korea. It may lead to a sense of criticism of Kim Jong-un and destabilization of the regime. With its explicit depiction of horrific scenes, “The Squid Game” is more threatening to the authorities than the hit Korean drama “Love’s Emergency Landing” with its theme of love between men and women.

On the other hand, there is a “loophole” in North Korea, where bribery is rampant. Mr. Ko continues.

Mr. Gao continues, “The viewers of ‘Squid Game’ are not only the students who were caught this time. There are probably a lot of people who watch it in secret. Parents who are financially able to afford it can ask law enforcement officials for 3000 US$3,000 (about 34 50,000 There are stories of parents who can afford to pay $3,000 (about 340,000 yen) to law enforcement officers to let them off. There is also a story that they are paying $3,000 (about 345,000 yen) to be let off the hook.

Economic disparity is widening in North Korean society. While the “have-nots” are cruelly executed, the “haves” are able to evade investigation by the authorities and watch illegal videos with impunity.

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