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North Korea military official said to be executed by antiaircraft gun for napping in meetings - New York Times


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> The second-highest officer in North Korea’s military was recently executed as a traitor

for showing disrespect for the nation’s leader, Kim Jong-un, South Korean intelligence

officials told lawmakers here Wednesday.

> Gen. Hyon Yong-chol, the minister of the People’s Armed Forces, was believed to

have been executed with an antiaircraft gun in Pyongyang, the North’s capital,

around April 30, National Intelligence Service officials told South Korean lawmakers

during a closed parliamentary session.

> Mr. Kim deemed General Hyon disloyal after he dozed off during military events

and second-guessed Mr. Kim’s orders, the intelligence officials were quoted as

saying by two lawmakers, who attended the session. With hundreds of North

Korea’s elite watching, General Hyon was executed on charges of being a traitor,

the officials said. General Hyon, who is considered second in the military hierarchy

only to Vice Marshal Hwang Pyong-so, has disappeared from North Korea’s

state-run news media since late April.

Source: http://nyti.ms/1FjAuxg

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The message is clear. Don't nap in meetings. 

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Haha, nice job lining those up.

Update: the information might be wrong, it came from the South Korean intelligence agency and they have changed their information to uncertain.

French source: http://www.franceinfo.fr/emission/le-17-20-numerique/2014-2015/coree-du-nord-finalement-le-ministre-de-la-defense-n-peut-etre-pas-ete-execute-au-canon

Apparently there's also propaganda from the SK part, they'll jump on any possible thing to make NK look ridiculous.

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