In the eastern port of Wonsan, the authorities gathered 10,000 people in a sports stadium to watch the execution of eight people by firing squad, the source quoted one eyewitness as saying.
Most were charged with watching illicit South Korean TV dramas, and some with prostitution.
Watching unsanctioned foreign films or TV — especially those from the capitalist South — is a serious offence in North Korea.
This rates right up there with abortion as far as I'm concerned. Heinous abominable evil.
There was some confusion about executions.
Eighty were executed in total. But eight were executed in the stadium in the city of Wosnan. The number "eight" was not a typo.