Thursday 26 May 2022, 01:45 PM
North Korea executes its defence minister: Seoul
By IANS | Bharat Defence Kavach | Publish Date: 5/14/2015 12:00:00 AM
North Korea executes its defence minister: Seoul

Seoul : North Korea has executed Defence Minister Hyon Yong-chol in a new purge of high ranking officials by Kim Jong-un's regime, South Korea's spy agency said on Wednesday.

Hyon was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire on April 30 at a military school in Pyongyang, reported South Korea's Yonhap news agency citing a spokesperson from the National Intelligence Service (NIS).

The 60-year-old army chief was charged with treason for failing to carry out Kim Jong-un's instructions and for falling asleep during a military parade, said the spokesperson, ruling out the possibility of a move against Kim.

NIS believes Kim has ratcheted up political terror by purging high ranking officials for negligent behaviour, the spokesperson added.

This has led to North Korean officials increasingly questioning Kim's leadership, which has only served to intensify the purge and pace of executions.

Hyon Yong-chol was promoted to head the army in 2010 by Kim Jong-il, father and predecessor of the current leader, and served as defence minister between July 2012 and May 2013.

He was replaced as army chief by Kim Kyok-sik but was reappointed by Kim Jong-un in June 2014 following Kim Kyok-sik's death.

This latest execution of a high ranking official adds to 15 already this year, according to NIS.

At the end of 2013, the North Korean leader ordered the execution of Jang Song-thaek, his uncle and at the time second most powerful person in the regime, also for treason.


North Korea executes its defence minister: Seoul


भारत डिफेंस कवच की नई हिन्दी पत्रिका ‘डिफेंस मॉनिटर’ का ताजा अंक ऊपर दर्शाया गया है। इसके पहले दस पन्ने आप मुफ्त देख सकते हैं। पूरी पत्रिका पढ़ने के लिए कुछ राशि का भुगतान करना होता है। पुराने अंक आप पूरी तरह फ्री पढ़ सकते हैं। पत्रिका के अंकों पर क्लिक करें और देखें। -संपादक

Contact Us: 011-66051627

E-mail: [email protected]

Copyright 2018 Bharat Defence Kavach. All Rights Resevered.
Designed by : 4C Plus