Parents of children caught viewing foreign films will be sent to labour camps for six months where they’re forced to carry out back-breaking work with primitive tools in mines or farms while on the brink of starvation while children will serve five years of imprisonment, even if they are first offenders.
This is latest effort from Kim Jong Un‘s regime as he is tightening the Rejection of Reactionary Thought and Culture Act’.
Previously, parents found guilty of the ‘crime’ could escape with a stern warning, but no more.
Pyongyang has rolled out ‘Inminban’ – a compulsory neighbourhood watch meeting in which the regime’s orders trickle down to communities, per sources inside the Hermit Kingdom.
Parents will be told the state is no longer offering mercy for those found in possession of smuggled movies, reports Radio Free Asia.
Beyond film lovers, Kim also issues a wave of harsher measures relating to dancing, talking and singing.
Anyone found performing ‘like a South Korean’ will be slapped with a six-month term, as will their parents. The Telegraph reported.
In October last year, two teens were shot dead by firing squad in the border city of Hyesan after the regime found them guilty of sharing South Korean films.
Kim’s crackdown comes from a fear that North Korea‘s younger population is becoming exposed to the values and norms of other countries.
The RFA were told by the source: ‘The host of the meeting emphasises parental responsibility, saying that education for children begins at home.
‘If parents do not educate their children from moment to moment, they will dance and sing of capitalism and become anti-socialists.’
A sentence to death can be expected for anyone convicted of distributing smuggled videos