South Korean Media: North Korea executes defense chief on treason charges

By REUTERS
May 13, 2015 04:31

 
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North Korea has executed its defense chief on treason charges after he fell asleep at an event attended by leader Kim Jong Un, South Korean media quoted Seoul's National Intelligence Service as saying in a briefing to lawmakers on Wednesday.

North Korean Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol was purged and then executed by firing squad, media reported.

Hyon was said to have shown disrespect to Kim by dozing off at a military event, the reports said, citing the South Korean intelligence agency's briefing with lawmakers. 

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