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» 08/29/2013
NORTH KOREA
Kim Jong-un publically executes ex-girlfriend
by Joseph Yun Li-sun
On 8 August, the dictator was in the audience to applaud Hyon Song- wol , a singer with the Unhasu National Orchestra . Nine days later a group of artists were arrested accused of "pornography" and publically executed by firing squad on 20 August, condemning their families to a labor camp. Some of them were Christians. Analysts : " A victory for his wife, who also spent time in that orchestra and wants to consolidate her power over her husband and the succession of her son " .

Seoul ( AsiaNews ) - The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un ordered the public execution of his ex-girlfriend Hyon Song- wol , accused of "pornography" with a group of artists from the National Orchestra of Unhasu, which his current wife , " companion" Ri Sol -ju also once belonged to.  The arrest took place on August 17 , the execution took place in public three days later. According to the indictment the women filmed themselves having sex and then sold the videos in China. Some South Korean sources claim that there were any Christians among those sentenced to death who had a Bible at home, a "crime" that you can pay for with your life or imprisonment in a state gulag in  North Korea.

Those shot to death include Mun Kyong -jin , director of the Unhasu orchestra, some singers and dancers of Wangjaesan Light Music Band and some army musicians. All family members of the women involved were sentenced to forced labor : according to the Juche ( the delusional state doctrine conceived by the " father of the nation " Kim Il -sung ) is not enough to punish those guilty of a crime, but it is necessary to eradicate the evil " for three generations . " Every year , on the basis of this principle , thousands of children are born in labor camps and live there until their death.

The "Young Marshal " Kim Jong-un , the third son and heir of the "dear leader" Kim Jong -il, met Hyon about ten years ago . After a brief "official" relationship, the engagement was broken by the father of the dictator and the singer was given in marriage to a military man, while the "third Kim " met ​​his present wife . According to various sources, the two have continued to see each other even after their marriages. The public execution is thus seen as a victory of the "Companion" Ri, who gave two sons to the current dictator and wants to ensure their survival in one of the most cruel dynasties in today's world .

On 8 August, the dictator took part in a concert performed by the now decimated orchestra (see photo while applauding the exhibition of his own ex-girlfriend ) . The execution is viewed by some analysts as a sign of affirmation of his power: " Kim Jong-un is cruelly eliminating anyone who might be a threat to his rule, anyone who can defy authority. Public executions are silencing anyone who even thinks of undermining him . "

 

 


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See also
11/27/2007 KOREA
Pyongyang resumes public executions
12/28/2011 KOREA
Spectacular funeral for Kim Jong-il. Kim Jong-un marches beside the coffin
04/15/2011 NORTH KOREA
Kim Jong-un staking succession on the ‘Day of the Sun’
by Joseph Yun Li-sun
12/22/2008 KOREA
Kim Jong-il recovers and in control of the nation
04/28/2008 KOREA – CHINA
Torch in North Korea for the first time

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