Report: North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un fed uncle to starved dogs
Jang Song Thaek was accused to trying to “overthrow the state”
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un executed his powerful uncle by stripping him naked then feeding him to 120 starved dogs, according to media reports.
Jang Song Thaek was not alone, however, to face the brutal execution. Five of his closest aides were also stripped naked, thrown into the cage and then set upon by the ravenous hunting hounds, according to a report in Hong Kong-based pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po.
Song Thaek, who had been considered the second most powerful man in the secretive nation after Jong-Un, and his aides were executed last month after being tried for “attempting to overthrow the state,” according to North Korea’s state news agency – although the official account did not say how Jang was executed.
The country’s 31-year old leader Jong-Un had described his uncle as a “despicable human scum, worse than a dog.”
After one hour Song Thaek and his aides were “completely eaten up,” Wen Wei Po reported.
The gruesome scene, known “quan jue,” or execution by dogs, was supervised by leader Jong-Un and his older brother Kim Jong Chol, who supervised the killings along with 300 other officials, according to the newspaper.
The leak of the brutal execution by a newspaper known as the mouthpiece of the Chinese government has raised speculation about China’s growing frustration with North Korea especially after the purge of senior leaderships with close ties to China.
The Global Times, linked to the Chinese Communist Party organ, followed up on Wen Wei Po’s report with strongly worded editorial calling upon China to no longer coddle North Korea, according to the Straight Times.