Defence Minister Hyon Yong-choi

North Korea's 15 senior officials were executed a few weeks ago for challenging Kim Jong -un's authority. Then it's the Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol turn. He was executed for showing disloyalty to the “Supreme” leader Kim Jong-un according to South Korea's spy agency. Mr Hyon had fallen asleep during an event attended by Kim Jong-un and had failed to carry out the instructions.

MP’s were told Mr Hyon was killed on 30 April by anti-aircraft fire in front hundreds of spectators. Poof, he's gone.

Mr Hyon had been a general since 2010. Mr. Hyon, was said to be only appointed minister of the People's Armed Forces less than one year ago, publicly disagreed with the young dictator.

Kim Jong-un's uncle Chang Song-thaek

Mr Kim purged and executed his once-powerful uncle for treachery in 2013. Kim's uncle, Chang Song-thaek - once the country's second-most powerful figure. The uncle was accused of stealing state funds and plotting to overthrow Mr. Kim. He was arrested in December in front of a party meeting, found guilty of treason and immediately executed.

Hong Kong-based pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po reported that Jang and his five closest aides were set upon by 120 hunting hounds which had been starved for five days.

Kim and his brother Kim Jong Chol supervised the one-hour ordeal along with 300 other officials, according to Wen Wei Po. The newspaper added that Jang and other aides were "completely eaten up."

Among the 15 officials executed in the past weeks were two vice ministers who had challenged Mr Kim over his policies and members of an orchestra, according to the South's National Intelligence Agency (NIS).
Hyon Song-wol, the ex lover of Kim Jong-un

In August of 2013, it was reported that a group of North Korean performers were executed after 3 days of being arrested. They were executed using the machine guns while the families were forced to watch. One of the 12 people that were executed was a singer Hyon Song-wol, the ex lover of Kim Jong-un.

Kim Jung-un was believed to have ordered the execution of 68 senior officials, some by machine gun, between 2011-2012.


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