25 Everyday Activities That Are Illegal In North Korea

Posted by , Updated on September 29, 2017


Have you ever wondered what happens behind the North Korean border? It’s one of the most secretive regimes in the world. However, thanks to defectors and spies, we have been able to get at least a small glimpse into daily life within the hermit kingdom of North Korea. These are 25 Everyday Activities That Are Illegal In North Korea.

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Talking Negatively About the Government

top secretSource: metro.co.uk

This will earn you a one way ticket to a “re-education camp.”


Asking When Kim Jong-Un was Born

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Don’t do it. Just don’t. (There’s some confusion…and it’s bothersome that they don’t really know)



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There are only designated days on which citizens are allowed to drink. In 2012, an officer in the military was executed with a mortar for drinking during the 100-day mourning of Kim Jong Il.


Having a Mohawk

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All haircuts must be government approved. (There are 28 approved styles.)


Leaving the Country

planeSource: metro.co.uk

If you leave the country and are caught, you’ll be brought back to North Korea for execution. Also, your family may be executed along with you.

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