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North Korea has executed 80 people by firing squad for minor misdemeanors, the South Korean newspaper, JoongAng Ilbo reported.
The misdemeanors include things like watching television programs from South Korea or possessing a Bible.
The story says the coordinated executions were held in seven cities earlier this month. In one place, the local government gathered up 10,000 people, including children, and forced them to watch.
Relatives and friends of the victims were also reportedly sent to prison camps.
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