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Kim executes official with anti-aircraft gun for sleeping during meeting

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 30, 2016, 4:24 pm IST
Updated Sep 2, 2016, 12:51 pm IST
Kim had also ordered the execution of another high-ranking official for coming up with his own idea.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (Photo: AP)
 North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. (Photo: AP)

Pyongyang: Known for his tough laws, North Korean supremo, Kim Jong-un, ordered execution of two high-ranking officials by anti-aircraft gun at the military academy in Pyongyang.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, Ri Yong Jin, a member of the education ministry, was given death sentence after he fell asleep during a meeting addressed by Kim.

 

While Ri was arrested and interrogated, security officials discovered that he disliked Kim and was even disloyal towards his work, following which he was awarded with the brutal punishment.

Read: Failed to bag medals at Olympics, N Korean athletes asked to work in coal mines

In another case, a former agriculture minister was also executed in the same manner as Ri, after he had developed his own ideas that would boost the agricultural production.

The agriculture minister's ideas were seen as an attempt to undermine Kim.

Recently it had emerged that prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic games, Kim Jong-un had threatened the country's athletes to return home with at least 17 medals. When the failed to do so, he announced that he would make them work in coal mines as punishment for their unsatisfactory performance.

 

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