Authoritarian and communist regimes in Asian nations view novels as a threat.
Mexico city. – North Korea sentenced a young man to death for spreading the South Korean TV series Game of Squid via a USB device.
The novel is created by a foreign country. Any form of viewing is prohibited as it is considered a “threat”, by the autocratic or communist regimes in Asian countries.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that several copies of the Netflix series were smuggled into Asian countries along with other works from other 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 bought the flash drive that contained “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 at the center were expelled and expelled by the party. They may be allowed to work in forced labor mines. The USB seller was also shot to death.
“It all began last week when a high-school student bought a USB flash drive with ‘Squid Game’ and watched it with his best buddy in class,” said a South Korea Service source.
A law to stop “capitalist contents”
North Korea passed the “Law on the Exclusion of Reactionary Thoughts & Culture” in 2020. It will be a death penalty if you violate it. Violations include the viewing, possession or distribution of audiovisual materials or media from capitalist countries.
Radio Free Asia revealed that another classmate sentenced to forced labor was able to escape punishment by bribing authorities.
The media condemned: “Residents from this area condemned North Korea’s inequality due to the wealthy and powerful parents who prevented their children being sentenced for death.”
An additional man was executed earlier this year for selling CDs, USBs, and Korean music.