North Korea: Hyon Yong Chol Defense apparently executed
Hyon Yong Chol North Korea’s defense minister to have fallen asleep in a meeting with dictator Kim Jong Un. According to information provided by the South Korean intelligence service of the General was therefore executed.
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un appeared his Defense Hyon Yong Chol deposed and put to death. Reported Han Ki Beom, deputy leader of the South Korean secret service NIS, at a hearing before a parliamentary committee in Beijing.
Hyon to have fallen asleep at an event in the presence of the dictator. Therefore, he had been sentenced to death for’ disloyalty and disrespect’ towards North Korean leader.
The execution was, according to the intelligence information completed with anti-aircraft fire. According to unconfirmed reports in North Korea, this method is subject to senior government officials, on which the guide will make an example. The execution of the Minister on April 30, had watched hundreds of North Korean government officials.
Hyon was in office only since June 2014. Since 2010 he had been a member of the Central Committee of the ruling Workers’ Party, in 2013 he was appointed to the Politburo. In April he had attended a security conference in Moscow.
Hyons execution is the second execution of a leading minister within one and a half years. The end of 2013, the dictator had his uncle Chang Song Thaek executed as’ traitors’. Kim had his uncle and mentor, who was regarded as the second most important man in the state, previously disempowered publicity.