Pyongyang: North Korea has banned laughing, drinking, and grocery shopping as the country enters mourning for former leader Kim Jong-il, who died in 2011.
His successor is Kim Jong Un. A citizen of Sinuiju, a border city, confirmed the prohibition to Radio Free Asia. During this time period, all leisure activities are prohibited.
Residents can’t shop, the study says. The culprits will be arrested, like they are every year. “In the past, many persons discovered drinking or intoxicated during mourning were jailed and treated as ideological criminals,” the nameless citizen stated.
Kim Jong Il passed away from a heart attack on December 17, 2011.