Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 01/12/2012

North Korea reportedly to punish those who didn’t properly mourn Kim Jong-Il

North Koreans who did not properly mourn the death of their “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-Il will now be punished, the Daily NK reported Wednesday. The punishment applies to all those who did not seem genuine or profuse enough in their crying.

North Koreans weep as they attend the funeral procession for late leader Kim Jong-il in Pyongyang. (KYODO - REUTERS)
The Daily NK, a South Korea-based online newspaper run by critics of the North Korean government, reports that punishment will include six months in a labor training or re-education camp.

North Korea's state-run news agency KCNA responded immediately to the report, calling it “a smear campaign.” The agency pointed out that even bears and magpies mourned the death of their Dear Leader.

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