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Report: North Korea Stages Mass Public Executions

According to a chilling new report, earlier this month the North Korean government staged mass executions in front of thousands of spectators in seven different cities. Their crime? Watching banned TV shows. In all, it was reported that 80 people were publically executed on Nov. 3. In at least one case, a group was killed by firing squad in a sports stadium in front of an audience of 10,000. The South Korea-based news website Daily NK (which is operated by people who have escaped North Korea), says that most of those executed were found guilty of watching banned South Korean TV shows. The site says that the executions were part of an effort to “pre-emptively [try] to scare” people from watching the dramas and soap operas that are smuggled into the country …

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