Based on DailyMail, North Koreans have been banned from laughing.
The brand new order additionally prohibits them from drinking for 11 days to mark the tenth anniversary of former chief Kim Jong Il’s dying.
The report revealed that Authorities authorities ordered the general public to not present any indicators of happiness whereas North Korea commemorates his dying.
Kim Jong Il dominated North Korea from 1994 till his dying in 2011, and was then succeeded by his third and youngest son, present chief Kim Jong Un.
Now, ten years after his dying, North Koreans are being pressured to look at the 11-day interval of mourning the place they aren’t allowed to snort or drink alcohol.
‘In the course of the mourning interval, we should not drink alcohol, snort or interact in leisure actions,’ a North Korean from the northeastern border metropolis of Sinuiju instructed Radio Free Asia (RFA).
The supply added that North Koreans are usually not allowed to go grocery buying on December 17 – the anniversary of Kim Jong Il’s dying.
They added: ‘Up to now many individuals who had been caught consuming or being intoxicated in the course of the mourning interval had been arrested and handled as ideological criminals. They had been taken away and by no means seen once more.
‘Even when your member of the family dies in the course of the mourning interval, you aren’t allowed to cry out loud and the physique should be taken out after it is over. Individuals can’t even have a good time their very own birthdays in the event that they fall throughout the mourning interval.’
Kim Jong Il died of a coronary heart assault on December 17 2011 on the age of 69 after ruling the nation for 17 years in a brutal and repressive dictatorship.
Whereas the mourning interval held yearly for Kim Jong Il is normally 10 days, this yr it will likely be 11 days to mark the tenth anniversary of his dying.