North Korea Executions, The direct relatives of the executed uncle of Kim Jong-Un have been put to death upon the orders of the North Korean leader, it has been reported.
Jang Song-Thaek’s children, brothers and grandchildren have been condemned to death, according to media reports in South Korea.
Jang, 67, was executed last month, after being accused of plotting to overthrow the communist regime.
Since Kim Jong-Un came to power in April 2012 he has shown himself to be a brutal tyrant, having executed or demoted a long list of people he has deemed a threat.
According to newspaper Chosun Ilbo, Ri Yong-ho, Kim Yong-chun, U Tong-chuk, and Kim Jong-gak, all part of his father Kim Jong-il’s inner circle, were handpicked to groom the 31-year-old leader, but have since disappeared or been demoted.
As well as his uncle, Jang Song-Thaek, other high-ranking members of the military have been purged, including three defence ministers and three chiefs of the army’s general staff.
Kim Chol, the vice minister of the army, was reportedly put to death in October 2012 by soldiers firing mortar rounds at him.
In August last year, members of a female musical group, Unhasu Orchestra ” which included his ex-girlfriend ” were reportedly publicly machine-gunned apparently for watching pornography and filming themselves naked.
There are said to have been between 40 to 80 public mass executions in North Korea in 2013.
Sources told the Yonhap News Agency it is unclear exactly when the family members were killed, but they are believed to have been put to death after Jang’s execution on December 12.