North Korea has allegedly executed a citizen in public for violating “emergency quarantine measures” in the country.
Radio Free Asia (RFA) reported that a citizen in North Korea was recently executed by firing squad shooting, after the man was accused of smuggling with his Chinese business partners.
It was reported that this was a tactic to scare other citizens of Northern Korea to strictly adhere to Covid-19 measures and restrictions.
Northern Korea has always claimed that their country is Covid-19 free. That notwithstanding the country has always maintained strict lockdown restrictions which includes a ban of travel between provinces.
“Since the end of November, the Central Committee [of the Korean Workers’ Party] have ratcheted up the existing emergency quarantine measures to ‘ultra-high-level’ emergency quarantine measures,” a resident of North Pyongan province.
Further the sources said: “The public execution happened because the victim was charged with violating quarantine right before the ultra-high-level emergency measures took effect around 20 November. A man in his 50s who tried to smuggle with Chinese business partners was shot as an example on 28 November,” the source added.
Citizens are now scared of the growing control measures put in place by the North Korea government.
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