A mother has been arrested by the North Korean police for saving the life of her children from a house fire instead of saving the portraits of North Korea’s past leaders which reportedly burnt to pieces.
The country’s Ministry of State Security has reportedly placed the unidentified woman under investigation after a fire broke out in a home shared by two families in Onsong County, North Hamgyong Province, close to the Chinese border.
In North Korea, it’s expected that all homes have paintings of its past leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il – Kim Jong-un’s dad and granddad, inspectors are occasionally sent to ensure that all citizens comply.
WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the parents were not at home when the fire started, but they immediately rushed back to rescue their children as soon as they saw the smoke. In the process of saving their families, one set of portraits was reportedly destroyed.
According to the Hermit Kingdom’s laws, all depictions of the Kim family must be treated with the same reverence as the men themselves – meaning failure to care for the portraits properly is a serious crime.
If the mother is found guilty, she will be sentenced to prison with hard labor.