According to reports, a citizen of North Korea was executed by firing squad shooting, after the man was accused of smuggling with his Chinese business partners.
The report said the public execution was ordered in an effort to scare other citizens into strict compliance with the emergency quarantine measures in the country.
North Korea, which shares a border with China, has repeatedly claimed it is Covid-free but the government have implemented a number of severe lockdown restrictions to stop the spread of the virus, including a ban on travel between provinces.
A Source said:
“Since the end of November, the Central Committee [of the Korean Workers’ Party] have ratcheted up the existing emergency quarantine measures to ‘ultra-high-level’ emergency quarantine measures,” a resident of North Pyongan province, on the border with China in the country’s northwest, told RFA’s Korean Service this week.
“The public execution happened because the victim was charged with violating quarantine right before the ultra-high-level emergency measures took effect around 20 November. A man in his 50s who tried to smuggle with Chinese business partners was shot as an example on 28 November,”