North Koreans are banned from LAUGHING or drinking for 11 days to mark tenth anniversary of former leader Kim Jong Il’s death

  • Government authorities have ordered the public to not show any signs of happiness while North Korea commemorates Kim Jong Il’s death
  • Kim Jong Il ruled North Korea from 1994 until his death in 2011, and was then succeeded by his third and youngest son, current leader Kim Jong Un
  • Ten years after his death, North Koreans are being forced to observe the 11-day period of mourning where they are not allowed to laugh or drink alcohol

Daily Mail article