A man sentenced to death for smuggling copies of Netflix’s blockbuster series “Squid Game,” by the North Korean government
In North Korea, a man is said to have been sentenced to death for sneaking copies of Netflix’s smash series “Squid Game” into the country.
Authorities were led to the man when high school kids were found watching the series, according to Radio Free Asia (via Variety). According to the investigation, “Squid Game” was smuggled into the nation from China using a USB flash drive.
The smuggler faces execution by firing squad, while the kids who brought “Squid Game” to school face prison sentences.
“A student who bought a drive earned a life sentence, while six others who saw the performance were sentenced to five years hard labour, and teachers and school administrators were fired and face exile to remote mines,” according to Radio Free Asia.
The regime has been enraged by “Squid Game,” in particular. The high-concept survival drama was chastised by North Korean propaganda portal Arirang Meari, which claimed it depicted the “sad truth of a beastly South Korean society.”
According to the RFA report, there is widespread public concern about the fate of the high school pupils, and more people could be involved in the probe.
“Squid Game,” a South Korean survival thriller directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk, following a group of participants who agree to take part in a secret survival game with a grand prize pool of approximately $40 million.