» 11/17/2010, 00.00
Joseph Yun Li-sun
Kim the “third” to thin out party ranks
Like his father, a ruthless Kim Jong-un launches an “anti-corruption” campaign to consolidate his hold on power. “Senior officials are trembling with fear because they don't know where heads are going to roll,” a source says.
03/11/2011 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang purges regime, five officials shot "with 60 bullets"
Executed at the end of October in the military base at Seoncheon County, North Pyongan Province. A sixth person has committed suicide, driven also the local head of the NSA and ten party cadres. In September, fired more than 30 party cadres to Shinuiju.
03/12/2013 NORTH KOREA
Kim Jong-un's uncle removed in Pyongyang's latest purge
Jang Song-thaek, the regime's eminence grise who handled the transition of power after the death of Kim Jong-il, was removed from his post at the National Defence Commission. A major powerbroker in the regime, he is married to the sister of the deceased 'dear leader' and acted as his nephew's guardian. The latter now appears to be on his way to emancipation.
29/02/2008 NORTH KOREA
Clapton invitation means Kim Jong-il has chosen his heir
Kim Jong-chul is the chosen one. First son from the Dear Leader’s fourth marriage, he is said to love the music of the American guitar player. Since last year he is deputy chairman of a leadership division of the Korean Workers' Party, the same post his father had before taking over.
13/12/2013 NORTH KOREA
Pyongyang, Kim Jong-un executes his uncle: The worst traitor of all time
Jang Song- taek , who is married to the late Kim Jong-il’s sister, was arrested ten days ago. In Overnight he was sentenced to death and immediately executed. Accused of plotting to grab power, he pays for his friendship with China.
North Korea, the purge of Jiang "is a clear message. Kim doesn't need a No. 2"
Analysts agree: the removal of the powerful former tutor gives all power to the young dictator. The photos of the humiliating arrest and the charges against the uncle of the dictator "demonstrates that no one is safe in North Korea."
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