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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.

 Sources on the ground said that they did not attend the public execution because the shooting was relocated to another county to prevent the news from spreading to the neighbouring China.

Citizens are now scared of the growing control measures put in place by the North Korea government.

“While guarding the border seamlessly from the ground, in the air, and at sea, authorities ordered soldiers to shoot anyone approaching the border unconditionally, regardless of who the person is or their reason for being in the area. It is an absolute threat to the border area residents,” said another source.

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