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A North Korean man was sentenced to death by firing squad for distributing illegal copies of the Korean-language Netflix drama “Squid Game,” Radio Free Asia reports, while other North Koreans will face severe punishment for their alleged involvement in the scheme.

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According to the US government-funded news agency RFA, it is first time The North Korean government has implemented its “Eradication of Reactionary Thought and Culture” law, which sets maximum penalties for minors “viewing, possessing or distributing media from capitalist countries” in the form of executions.

In addition to the man who “smuggled and sold” Netflix shows via USB flash drives, seven students and an unknown number of teachers and administrators faced sentences including life imprisonment and five years of hard labor.

an anonymous source said RFA that one of the arrested students escaped punishment because of a $3,000 bribe from his “rich parents”.

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