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North Korea Publicly Executes Defense Chief For Treason – Report

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North Korea has executed its Chief of Defense by placing him before an anti-aircraft gun a close range for treason, including disobeying North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un and falling asleep during an event at which North Korea’s young leader was present, being the latest in a series of high-level purges since Kim Jong Un took charge,

This was according to the South Korean lawmakers briefed in a closed door meeting with a spy agency on Wednesday, May 11, 2015, Reuters reports.

It was disclosed the North Korea’s Chief of Defense, Hyon Yong Chol was killed by fire from an anti-aircraft gun at a military school in front of hundreds of people in Pyongyang, the South Korean Intelligence Agency was reported to have told parliament members in a closed door session.

Hyon was executed because he expressed discontent towards leader Kim Jong Un, and failed to follow Kim’s orders on several occasions, according to Kim Gwang-lim, chairman of the National Assembly Intelligence Committee and a lawmaker with the Saenuri Party who attended the briefing.

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