The North Korean government made the headlines once again this week after it was reported that they ordered the killing of seven persons simply because they watch and sold K-pop videos.

The shocking story was reported by a South Korea-based human rights group who documented killing in the Hermit Kingdom.

Titled “Mapping Killings Under Kim Jong Un,” the lengthy report by the Transitional Justice Working Group revealed the killings started in 2012 when the K-pop culture was still in its infancy stage.

The human rights group said to instill fear the executions were reportedly sometimes done in public.

To know whom to execute the North Korean government reportedly sought the help of 638 defectors.

Sources said last June, Kim launched a secretive anti-K-pop campaign to impose harsher penalties on citizens caught listening to the popular genre of music from South Korea.

Kim considers K-Pop as a “vicious cancer” corrupting the “attire, hairstyles, speeches, behaviors” of young people in North Korea.

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