North Korea Bans Citizens From Laughing
North Korea Bans Citizens From Laughing, Drinking Alcohol & Showing Signs of Happiness…
The former leader of North Korea ruled from 1994 until his death on December 17, 2011. In tribute to the dead leader, his son Kim Jong-un’s Government has ordered the public to not show any signs of happiness for 11 days.
They added North Koreans are also not allowed to go grocery shopping on December 17.
North Korea Bans Citizens From Laughing
During the national period of mourning, North Korean’s are not allowed to laugh or drink alcohol.
One citizen from the northeastern border city of Sinuiju said: “During the mourning period, we must not drink alcohol, laugh or engage in leisure activities.”
 Speaking to 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.
North Korea Bans Citizens From Laughing
“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.”