Melbourne, Jan. 27: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has executed the entire family of his uncle, who was executed less than a month ago.
All direct relatives, including children, of Jang Song Thaek were called to Pyongyang last month and executed in a bid to “clamp down on mutiny,” News.com.au reports.
The executed relatives, included Jang’s sister Jang Kye-sun, her husband and Ambassador to Cuba Jon Yong-jin, a nephew of Jang and Ambassador to Malaysia Jang Yong-chol, as well as his two sons, daughters and grandchildren of Jang’s two brothers, the report added.
According to the report, some relatives were even shot to death by pistol in front of their relatives, if they resisted while being dragged out of their apartments.
Jang was purged and executed on December 12, 2013 after making an alleged attempt to dethrone Kim. (ANI)