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'Squid Game' smuggler sentenced to death by FIRING SQUAD!

The man has been sentenced to death for bringing in the South Korean show into the hermit kingdom
UPDATED NOV 25, 2021
A still from 'Squid Game' (Netflix)
A still from 'Squid Game' (Netflix)

The man who smuggled and sold copies of Netflix's superhit series 'Squid Game' in North Korea has been sentenced to death. According to a report, he will be killed by the firing squad.

A source told Radio Free Asia that the man smuggled copies of 'Squid Game' on USB drives. He illegally sneaked the copies from China into North Korea, where seven high school students were caught watching the show. The students who bought the copies have also been given a life sentence. 


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Strict law and order of North Korea are evident in the punishments received by all the students who bought the copies. A student who bought one copy of the flash drive has received a life sentence while six others have been subjected to five years of hard labor. The source also revealed that the teachers and administrators of the school were fired and will be facing force labor in remote mines.

Radio Free Asia also reported that since foreign media is banned in North Korea, the authorities of the country tried their best to keep the series out of the country. However, despite their efforts, the popular series made its way into the hermit kingdom. Some sources have also revealed that the citizens of North Korea would resonate with the 456 debt-ridden members of 'Squid Game' playing a series of children's games that would lead to life or death. The graphically violent show is relatable for the residents of North Korea, sources told RFA. 

A citizen of Pyongsong said, "Squid Game has been able to enter the country on memory storage devices such as USB flash drives and SD cards, which are smuggled in by ship, and then make their way inland. They say that the content is similar to the lives of Pyongyang officials who fight in the foreign currency market as if it is a fight for life and death."

A view inside the "Squid Game" Guild Screening at NeueHouse Los Angeles on November 08, 2021 in Hollywood, California (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix)

In North Korea, citizens who earn too much money canalso be executed at any moment. It might sound bizarre to people living in other countries. However, it is hard truth for North Korean citizens. The source also said, "It not only resonates with the rich people but also with Pyongyang's youth because they are drawn to the unusually violent scenes. They secretly watch the show under their blankets at night on their portable media players."