North Korea military official said to be executed by antiaircraft gun for napping in meetings - New York Times
Oce Eeco stashed this in Contemporary Middle Ages
> 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.
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Update: the information might be wrong, it came from the South Korean intelligence agency and they have changed their information to uncertain.
Apparently there's also propaganda from the SK part, they'll jump on any possible thing to make NK look ridiculous.