13 Surreal and Bizarre Laws of North Korea – Falling Asleep During Kim Jong Un Meetings Is Punished with Death

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bellybuttonsNorth Korea is known worldwide for its strict rules, heavy punishments, and weird laws. Follow Nexter.org to know more about this controversial county led by Kim Jong Un. 

Disrespect of government ends up with punishment

North Koreans must a-d-o-r-e their leader, Kim Jong Un, and his family and ancestors. Anyone, who disrespects the government of North Korea, will be severely punished.

Women aren’t allowed to drive 

The law states that only male officials can drive and women are strictly forbidden to do so.

You can’t have your own hairstyle

There are only 28 styles of haircuts approved by Kim Jong-Un. Particularly, men can decide which one to choose among 10 hairstyles, and women have more options – 18 various styles.

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International call is a crime

International calls are restricted and are punished by death.

Leader’s first, then your life 

The first thing North Korean citizens must do when the fire starts, is to save the photos of the Supreme leaders. After that, they’re allowed to save themselves and their clothes and personal things.

Workcamp for not coming to the election

The citizens line up to hand out their votes with only one option on the ballot. Everyone is obliged to come to the elections. Not surprising that Kim wins with 99-100% positive results.

If a citizen of North Korea breaks the rule, they and their family are sent to the prison camp, so-called work camps. There are 16 of them. The punishment works for three generations. Check out the story of Shin Dong-hyuk that grew up in a prison camp.

Internet access is strictly forbidden

They have their own intranet – “Kwangmyong” – was opened in 2000, and includes the browser, email, news and search tools. North Korea even has their own computer OS
“Red Star OS” is installed on North Korea computers, which is designed only in the Korean language.

Never fall asleep during the meeting

The North Korean defense minister was executed for falling asleep during one of Kim Jong-un’s meetings. So, you know, don’t do it.

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Alcohol, dancing and smiling on 8th of June

North Korean President Kim Il-sung died on June 8th. Since that time, it’s now allowed to have fun on this day, drink alcohol, dance and smile.

Clothes – no jeans, please!

As hairstyles, some clothes are not allowed too. For instance, Jeans are a symbol of capitalism, so it’s “deadly” not cool to wear them. Obviously, skirts must cover the knees.

No bellybuttons!

Women are prohibited to show their bellybuttons, so clothes that don’t hide this part of the body you won’t find in the wardrobe of North Korean girl.

Porn and Bible are prohibited

Death penalties are given for distributing pornography, watching movies not approved by the governments and possessing Bibles.

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BONUS – Marijuana is legal in North Korea

Smoking pot is considered to be legal in this country. For instance, American soldier Allen Abshier defected to North Korea while serving in South Korea. He has been caught smoking marijuana five or six times.


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