A young man in his 20s who was recently caught stealing a company computer in South Hamgyong Province, North Korea, was reportedly sentenced to three years of hard labor.
A source from South Hamgyong Province told Daily NK on the 24th, “Earlier this month, a young man in his 20s in Hamheung City was caught stealing a computer from an institution and taken to the Ministry of Security. received,” he said.
According to sources, thievery has become prevalent this year as people’s living standards have worsened due to food shortages. In particular, it is said that recently, residents are not hesitant to break into institutions and businesses and steal goods.
Accordingly, North Korea regards theft as a serious social problem. In fact, in the middle of last month, North Korea issued orders to provincial security bureaus across the country to strictly control various criminal acts such as group assault and robbery that create social chaos and apply strong legal punishment. (⯈Go to related articles: Assault and theft Severe punishment ordered… “Creating social unrest is an act of treason”)
The source said, “Because there is nothing to eat, you have to tighten your belt for a day or two. It has been going on for over three years, and now most of the residents are suffering from poverty and hunger.” The situation is mobilizing all of them,” he said.
However, the source said that the authorities are raising the level of punishment as the residents are tampering with the property of institutions and enterprises, as the general financial situation is difficult these days and there is nothing to come out even if they rob their homes.
Regarding the fact that a young man in his 20s who stole an institution’s computer was quickly sentenced to 3 years of hard labor punishment, an actual source said, “Since the social safety order was issued not long ago, he was caught in a ‘exemplary game’ (exemplary punishment) and sentenced to a correctional prison sentence. received,” he explained.
The source said, “This young man was caught stealing because of his family’s financial situation where it was difficult to earn a meal.” I would like to see it,” he said.
He said, “These days, livelihood crimes are rampant enough to surpass the ‘Arduous March’ period, but they are not coming up with any other measures other than strong punishment.” The world will come,” revealing a confused mind.
Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.
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