Executions are as common in North Korea as chicken slaughter in the Western world. So it comes as no surprise that the reclusive country’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un ordered the execution of another poor being that fell out of his grace.
But turns out that this poor chap is no ordinary man. South Korea, the mirror image of its northern brother in all walks of life, confirmed on Wednesday that Kim has executed Kim Yong-jin, deputy premier for education.
The man in the circle is executed leader Kim Yong-jin. Yonhap
Following the ‘fatal’ pose, North Korea ‘discovered’ that the deputy premier was an “anti-party reactionary” and promoted “modern-day factionalism”.
Young-jin was executed in July by a firing squad.
Last year, Kim had also executed North Korean defense minister Gen. Hyon Yong-chol with an anti-aircraft gun in Pyongyang for merely dozing off at an event.
Young-chol handled spying operations against South Korea. He had been sent to a reeducation camp in July for a month because Kim suspected that Young-chol was abusing his power.
Young-chol is the same man who South Korea accuses of heading the artillery barrage on South Korean island of Yeonpyeong in 2010 which left four dead.
South suspects that Young-chul will now target South Korea even more to prove his loyalty to Kim.
Kim is seen as a despot by the Western powers and their allies in Asia-Pacific. To his own people Kim is a demi-God and to North Korea’s only ally, China, he is the peg whose nuclear-power country is a threat to everyone else in the region.