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North Korean Dictator Reportedly Kills More of His Family

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Posted on Jan 26, 2014

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All blood relatives of the uncle whom North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed a month ago were ordered killed by the young megalomaniacal dictator, the South Korean Yonhap News Agency has reported.

According to RT:

Once all powerful, Jang Song-thaek was the ‘regent’ while Kim was still too young to govern after Kim Jong-il’s death. He was executed on December 12, 2013 at the age of 67, after making an alleged attempt to stage a military coup and dethrone his nephew.

Now Kim Jong-un is believed to have ordered the total elimination of his uncle’s biological relatives to demonstrate decisiveness and to clamp down on mutiny with an iron fist, “multiple” sources in Pyongyang told the Seoul-based Yonhap news agency.

Jang Song-thaek’s only daughter, Jang Kum-song, committed suicide in 2006, so the alleged vengeance was wreaked on Jang’s other relatives.

Yonhap maintains that Jang Song-thaek’s elder sister, her husband Jon Yong-jin (N. Korean Ambassador to Cuba), Jang’s nephew Jang Yong-chol (N. Korean Ambassador to Malaysia) and his two sons, both around 20 years old, were slain.

Both diplomats were recalled back to North Korea in early December and executed after their high-ranking relative, Pyongyang sources claim.

Underage sons and daughters and even grandchildren of the abovementioned officials were also reportedly killed.

—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.

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