North Korea publicly executed several of its citizens after they watched K-pop, or Korean pop, music videos, according to a report.
At least seven individuals who were found to have watched K-pop music videos were executed under North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Transitional Justice Working Group said.
K-pop is exported from South Korea, and the possession and/or distribution of entertainment from South Korea is punishable by death, according to the communist nation's supreme leader.
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The music's influence on North Korea would cause the nation to "crumble like a damp wall," Kim said.
Six of the supposed executions occurred in the city of Hyesan, according to a report.
The city has a reputation for being a major trading center for South Korean entertainment, the report noted.
The killings reportedly took place between 2012 and 2014, and soldiers allegedly forced citizens and the victims' families to witness the executions.
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At least 23 executions have taken place under Kim's rule, according to interviews with 683 defected North Koreans who fled to South Korea.