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North Korea Executes 3 Women For Recording South Korean TV Drama, Making Copies



North Korea has executed three women for circulating a South Korean television drama, UPI reported Wednesday, citing a source. The three women were pronounced guilty for making copies of the show.

The women resided near Hyesan University of the Arts in the northern Ryanggang Province and were detained by police officials for recording the South Korean drama, which is based on a true story of a North Korean dancer who defected to the South in the 1990s, according to UPI. The show reportedly has real-life depictions of North Korea and talks about the disproportion between the country’s elites and other residents.

A report in July said that North Korea has executed 1,382 people over the last 15 years under the leadership of Kim Jong Un. The executions were allegedly conducted for reasons, ranging from watching films to smuggling drugs. The findings are part of an annual report from the Korea Institute for National Unification, a South Korean think tank, and consist of accounts from defectors between 2008 and 2014.

According to the report, the number of people executed in


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