North Korea Publicly Executes Defense Chief For Treason – Report

North Korea Publicly Executes Defense Chief For Treason – Report

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (C) guides the actual parachuting and striking drill of paratrooper units of the KPA in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) August 28, 2014. (Photo Credit: Reuters/KCNA)

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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