Kim Jong-Un Executes North Korea’s Defence Minister For Being Disloyal

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North Korea’s defence minister Hyon Yong-chol has reportedly been executed for showing disloyalty to leader Kim Jong-un.

South Korea’s spy agency revealed the news to parliament, claiming Mr Hyon was killed on April 30 by anti-aircraft fire in front of an audience of hundreds.

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The reason? Apparently Hyon had fallen asleep during an event attended by Kim Jong-un and did not carry out his instructions.

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This news comes weeks after the reported execution of 15 senior officials, including two vice ministers who had challenged Mr Kim over his policies and members of an orchestra.

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Hyon Yong-chol was one the people closest to Kim Jong-un and, although intelligence reports should be treated with some scepticism, this would demonstrate the devastating cost of disloyalty in North Korea.

Unfortunately, this move isn’t a major surprise given that Kim executed his own uncle for treachery in 2013. It is bloody scary though!


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