The Daily NK recently obtained explanatory data on the Reaction Ideology and Culture Exclusion Act adopted at the Plenary Meeting of the Supreme People’s Assembly in December last year. As the highest sentences, such as the reform of arms labor and the death penalty, are specified, the North Korean authorities’ politics of terror will be strengthened.
Previously, through internal coverage, this paper reported that the details of the law included reinforcement of control over the inflow and dissemination of cultural content from Korea and other countries, as well as the outflow of books and videos produced by the North Korean authorities, such as system propaganda. have. (▶ Go to related articles: Complete coverage of content leakage blocking…north ‘Penalty for listening to the radio’ Emphasis first)
Relevant law explanatory materials actually obtained are “regulating responsibility for crimes infringing on the order of rejection of reactionary ideology and culture.” ▲Viewing and disseminating cultural contents of South Korea (Korea) ▲Production and distribution of pornography ▲Unregistered TV, Lazio The use of electronic devices such as (radio) and computers (computers) ▲Specify the criminal penalties for viewing or storing movies, recorded compilations, and books that are prohibited to be viewed.
What stands out is that much of the bill is focused on guarding against the influx of cultural contents such as South Korean movies, dramas, and songs.
First of all, Article 27 of the Act states that’Anyone who directly views, listens to, or keeps South Korean films, recordings, compilations, books, songs, drawings, photos, etc., is sentenced to a labor punishment of not less than 5 years and not more than 15 years, and content is introduced and distributed. The Chinese character is sentenced to the highest punishment, such as indemnification for arms labor or the death penalty.’
In addition, the North Korean authorities prohibited speaking or singing songs in the Korean style by law. According to Article 32 of the Reactionary Ideology and Culture Exclusion Act, “a person who speaks or writes in the South Korean style, sings in the South Korean window method, or creates a print in South Korean font, is subject to a labor training sentence or a labor correction sentence for up to two years.
This can be interpreted as a control measure as Korean movies, dramas, and popular songs become popular with North Koreans and the number of residents enjoying and admiring Korean culture has increased.
In fact, after the North Korean authorities controlled movement between regions and banned various gatherings in order to strengthen the prevention of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19), it is known that the time spent watching Korean dramas increased as residents spent more time at home.
In addition to dramas such as’Crash Landing on Love’ and’Satbyul at a convenience store’, entertainment programs such as’Mr. Trot’ are said to have gained sensational popularity among some North Koreans. (▶ Go to related articles: north Housewives, Corona blockade ‘Korea Drama’ Fall into more)
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In addition to Korea, the control of the influx of culture from the United States and Japan has also been stipulated. Article 28 stipulates penalties for those who view or introduce compilations containing content against the culture or republic (North Korean authorities) of hostile countries such as the United States and Japan. Specifically, he stated that he would be punished for labor correction for up to 10 years or for importing’a large amount of’ content.
In particular, sources explained that the Bible is included in books that contain the culture of hostile countries or content against North Korea as specified in Article 28.
It also included strong penalties for pornography. Article 29 stipulates that a person who sees or keeps books, photographs, and pictures preaching on sexual recordings or superstitions shall be punished with edification for a minimum period of 5 years to a maximum of 15 years. It was included in the correctional sentence that depending on the degree, even the death penalty could be received.
In addition, the law stipulated that those who did not report the inflow, dissemination, and viewing of cultural content and pornography from Korea, the United States, and Japan, were also punished by the law. Accordingly, it is expected that surveillance among residents will be strengthened for illegal activities set by the authorities.
In addition, it is expected that the use of Chinese mobile phones as well as possession of Korean mobile phones such as Samsung and LG will be severely restricted as they will receive labor punishment for more than three months just by storing mobile phones from other countries. As a result, there is a possibility that the activities of the residents who trade secretly with China will further shrink.
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In particular, the North Korean authorities stated that they would punish not only individuals who committed illegal activities, but also institutions and related persons who failed to block such activities in advance. It seems to have focused on preparing stronger legislation, meaning that even managers will be punished through a kind of association system.
Articles 34 through 38 stipulate administrative responsibilities for illegal activities, but when reactionary ideology is introduced due to illegal installation of mobile phone operation programs, poor Internet or computer management, and intrusion into external contents due to irresponsible customs inspection. The content of punishment was also included in the relevant agencies and responsible persons.
It also stated that if a reactionary ideological and cultural crime occurs because parents do not properly educate their children, parents will be fined 100,000-200,000 won.
As explanatory data on the Reactionary Ideology and Culture Exclusion Act are delivered to subordinate agencies, it is expected that a model-style severe punishment will continue for the time being.
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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