Kim Jong-Un Sends Two Men To Labor Camp For Watching American Movies

by
Komal
The men are sentenced to at least nine months at a labor camp for a “grave criminal act."

A video that was filmed secretly and smuggled out of North Korea in September 2013 shows the public trial of two accused men, aged 30 and 27. Standing in front of a large crowd, neither man is given the chance to speak; the men were accused of watching an (unnamed) American film, putting it on a USB stick and copying it onto a DVD recording device.

The men are sentenced to at least nine months at a labor camp for a “grave criminal act."

Experts say that common offenders in North Korea are usually sentenced to time in labor camps, that includes long days of manual work, heavily rationed food, forced ideology lessons and little sleep but according to Kim Jon-Un it's "Re-Education."

Watching American films, soap operas and dramas is considered a serious crime against the North Korean state. It was reported in October 2014 that 50 people had been executed for watching soap operas.

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