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North Korea Punishing Lackluster Kim Jong-Il Mourners

Remember all the news coverage given to the hysterics carried out by North Koreans after the death of Kim Jong Il? A new report shows that those mourners may have had motivation for their outbursts other than genuine regard for their deceased leader.

From the New York Post:

PYONGYANG — Following the mourning period for former leader Kim Jong Il, North Korean authorities have begun to punish citizens who did not display enough sadness at his death, The Daily NK reported Wednesday.

The Daily NK, an online newspaper based in South Korea and run by opponents of the North Korean government, said it had learned from a source in North Hamkyung Province that, “The authorities are handing down at least six months in a labor-training camp to anybody who didn’t participate in the organized gatherings during the mourning period, or who did participate but didn’t cry and didn’t seem genuine.”

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