WorldViews: Even by North Korean standards, this announcement of Jang Song Thaek’s execution is intense

By Max Fisher, December 12, 2013

North Korean state media are known for hyperbole, but even so, the official announcement of the execution of Jang Song Thaek is a step beyond. The state-run Korean Central News Agency released a long article detailing the alleged crimes and transgressions of Jang, a longtime senior regime official who was also the uncle of leader Kim Jong Un.

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