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Reports reaching The Honcho Gist says that citizens of North Korea have been banned by the government from laughing and drinking alcohol for 11 days to mark the 10th anniversary of the former leader Kim Jong II.

According to Daily mail, citizens in country have been ordered by the government authorities not to show any signs of happiness while North Korea commemorates the late leader’s death of Kim Jong II, who ruled the country for 17 years (1994 to 2011).

Kim Jong Il was then succeeded by his third and youngest son, current leader Kim Jong Un.

“During the mourning period, we must not drink alcohol, laugh or engage in leisure activities,’ a North Korean from the northeastern border city of Sinuiju told Radio Free Asia.

The source added, “In the past, many people who were caught drinking or being intoxicated during the mourning period were arrested and treated as ideological criminals. They were taken away and never seen again.

“Even if your family member dies during the mourning period, you are not allowed to cry out loud and the body must be taken out after it’s over.

“People cannot even celebrate their own birthdays if they fall within the mourning period.”

They were also banned from grocery shopping on December 17 till the date of the ex-leader’s death.

 

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