Savage North Korea: 2015 Defense Minister Execution by Anti-Aircraft Weapon. @GordonGChang Bruce Bechtol, "Security in North Asia in the Kim Jong-un Era."

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Savage North Korea: 2015 Defense Minister Execution by Anti-Aircraft Weapon. @GordonGChang Bruce Bechtol, "Security in North Asia in the Kim Jong-un Era."

This week, a high-ranking defector from the north claimed in an interview with CNN that Kim had his aunt (and Jang’s wife) Kim Kyong-hui dispatched, cold war-style, with a dose of poison about a year ago.

But neither method will have been as clinical as the one reportedly used in Kim’s latest high-level purge, sketchy details of which emerged on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old reportedly used anti-aircraft fire to execute his defence chief for disrespectful behaviour, including napping during a military rally attended by the leader.

North Korea’s official KCNA news agency has not confirmed the purge, which was revealed by an official from South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS)to a closed meeting of lawmakers.

Hyon was executed by firing squad with an anti-aircraft gun, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said, citing testimony to a parliamentary panel given by the IS deputy director, Han Ki-beom.

Han reportedly told MPs that hundreds of people had witnessed Hyon’s execution, which was reportedly carried out in late April at Kang Kon military academy in northern Pyongyang#ACA"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/13/north-korean-defence-minister-executed-by-anti-aircaft-gun-report