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N. Korea executed seven people for following K-pop culture, report says

11:44, 17 December 2021
N. Korea executed seven people for following K-pop culture, report says Photo: Russian Presidency/ZUMAPRESS.com/Global Look Press

North Korea has reportedly punished no less than seven people in an act of revenge for their selling and distributing K-Pop videos which are banned in the country.


The executions were documented by a South Korean-based human rights group and later reviewed by Fox News.

The documentary titled “Mapping Killings Under Kim Jong-Un” issued by the Transitional Justice Working Group indicated that at least seven executions took place in North Korea and these seven are tightly-knit with the adoration of K-Pop culture.

The killings which were dated back to 2012 were reportedly conducted in public in front of the relatives of the victims as a warning sign and demonstrated that the South Korean content isn’t welcomed in the Hermit Kingdom.

The documents regarding these executions were collected with the help of 638 defectors who were in a co-work with the authors of the report.

Earlier in September, North Korean authorities imposed a ban on its youngster population from following South Korean culture, such as imitating their behaviour, listening to K-Pop music and even a dialect, also saying that the North Korean language is superior to its neighbor's way of speaking.