Friday, January 3, 2014

Kim Jong Un's executed uncle was eaten alive by 120 hungry dogs: report

By Eric Baculinao and Alexander Smith, NBC News Rodong Sinmun / Yonhap via Reuters, file
Kim Jone Un's uncle Jang Song Thaek is dragged into court by uniformed personnel prior to last month's execution.
BEIJING -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's powerful uncle was stripped naked, thrown into a cage, and eaten alive by a pack of ravenous dogs, according to a newspaper with close ties to China's ruling Communist Party.
The man who was believed to be in charge of training his young nephew to take over was executed as a traitor, indicating a shake-up in Kim Jong Un's regime. NBC's Andrea Mitchell reports.
Jang Song Thaek, who had been considered Kim's second-in-command, was executed last month after being found guilty of "attempting to overthrow the state," North Korea’s state-run news agency reported.

"Despicable human scum...worse than a dog" is how North Korean state media described the once-powerful uncle of leader Kim Jong-un. Jang Song Thaek was executed after admitting trying to "overthrow the state".

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