North Korea executed a man found “guilty” of illegally bringing the series into the country. Six other people were sentenced to five years of forced labor.
Sad news that reaches us from our American colleagues in Variety. While a few days ago we learned that the Squid Game series was being watched illegally in North Korea (the episodes are being smuggled via US keys and SD cards), the regime led by Kim Jong-un decided to crack down by executing a man found “guilty” of illegally bringing the series into the country.
Sentenced to the firing squad, the man is said to be a student who reported the series after a trip to China. The Variety report also states that six people were sentenced to five years of forced labor after being convicted of illegally watching the series. Remember that Netflix does not exist in North Korea, but that the country has its own streaming service specializing in propaganda films.
Faced with such horror, we imagine that the message of solidarity defended by the creator of the series Hwang Dong-hyuk takes on even more meaning …