Sunday, 15 December 2013
North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, executes his own uncle
Months after executing his ex-girlfriend, North Korean 30 year old leader Kim Jong-un, has once again killed someone close to him, his own uncle.
According to Korean Central News Agency, Kim Jong-un executed, Jang Song Thaek, (pictured above being led away on thursday) for allegedly 'trying to overthrow the government'."
Jang Song Thaek had been the leader's adviser and had until recently been regarded as North Korea's second most powerful person after Kim Jong-un.
The 'traitor' was found guilty of treason by a military tribunal and was sentenced to death. He was executed immediately after the hearing.
Jang was removed from his government position at a Ruling Workers' Party politburo meeting on Sunday, he was arrested shortly after that.
Jang was married to Kim's aunt, and had served as vice chairman of the country's top military body for years.