Books are viewed as a threat by authoritarian and communist regimes of Asian countries.
Mexico city. – North Korea has sentenced a young man for distribution of the South Korean television series Game of Squid through a USB port.
The novel is created by a foreign country. Any form of viewing is forbidden as it is viewed as a “threat”, by the autocratic or communist regimes in Asian countries.
Radio Free Asia (RFA), said that many copies of the Netflix series were illegally smuggled to Asian nations. They also included works from neighboring countries. According to a report by the government censor, a group of students had illegally viewed the series created in part by Huang Donghyuk.
A high school student purchased a flash disk containing “Game of Squid” from a store and shared the novel with six classmates. The young man was sentenced for life imprisonment and his six accomplices must spend five years in prison.
Teachers and other workers in this center were expelled and expelled by the party. They may then work in forced labor mines. The USB seller was also shot to death.
“It all started last Wednesday, when a highschool student secretly purchased a USB flash disk with the ‘Squid Game’series and watched it together with his best friend,” a South Korea Service source told Radio Free Asia.
A law to prevent “capitalist content”.
North Korea passed the 2020 “Law on the Elimination Of Reactionary Thoughts And Culture” law. Violations will lead to the death penalty. Violations include the viewing, possession or distribution of audiovisual materials or media made in “capitalist countries.”
Radio Free Asia also reported that another classmate, who was sentenced for forced labor, escaped punishment through bribing the authorities.
The media condemned: “Residents of this region condemned North Korea for inequality because of the wealthy, powerful parents that prevented their kids from being sentenced or executed.”
An additional man was executed earlier this year for selling CDs, USBs, and Korean music.