Kim Jong Un has once again fired up his execution squads – this time taking aim at a man selling illegal bootlegs of South Korean movies and music.
The man, whose last name was Lee, worked as a chief engineer at the Wonsan Farming Management Commission and was caught by an informant secretly selling storage devices loaded with South Korean films, music, and broadcasts, according to the DailyNK.
Lee reportedly confessed to his crimes before the execution, saying that he sold the CDs and USB sticks for $5 to $12 each.
Lee is said to have been executed by firing squad in late April 2021, in front of a crowd of 500 including his own family, after being found guilty of “anti-socialist element” in accordance with the “anti-reactionary thought law” implemented late last year.
“This was the first execution in Gangwon Province for anti-socialist acts under the anti-reactionary thought law,” according to a ruling released by the authorities and reprinted