The Hush Post| This is certainly bizarre but not if it is North Korea — a country which values portraits to human lives.
But that’s what happens in a dictatorial regime. People across the world are appalled after a North Korean mother was threatened with jail. This, after she saved her two children from a house fire. However, she failed to save portraits of North Korea’s leaders and that is her fault.
Mother faces prison for saving her children from a house fire instead of portrait of North Korea's leaders
— MARK 'Dsoulja OTABOR (@MarkOtabor) January 10, 2020
The incident took place on December 30, 2019 when a fire broke out in the residence shared between two families.
Unfortunately, only the children were at home at the time of the incident.
Knowing about the fire, the mothers rushed to save their children but one of them could not save pictures of Kim Jong-un and other leaders.
The unidentified woman is currently under investigation by the Ministry of State Security (MSS). If she is found guilty she will face a long-jail sentence with hard labour.
What’s more is that, due to the ongoing investigation, the mother has been unable to obtain the prescribed medication to treat her children’s wounds and is separated from them too.
Meanwhile, neighbors have also been afraid to help out because of the political implications.
For those who do not know, North Korea’s tyrannical regime demands that every home display paintings of its past leaders, Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-Il.
North Koreans who save the Kim family’s portraits from fires are revered as heroes in their country. Those who fail to do so face legal consequences.