North Korea Vice premier executed for discontent with leader Kim Jong Un, Yonhap News Agency reported.
The 63-year-old Choe Yong Gon, a former delegate for North-South cooperation, was executed, according to an unnamed source.
This is another death of a senior official in a series of high-level eviction since Kim Jong Un took charge in late 2011 within the isolated Communist nation.
North Korean’s vice-premier has reportedly been executed by firing squad after expressing his disagreement to the forestry policies of the NK leader Kim Jong-Un and for poor work performance. Further details are not provide in the Yonhap report.
North Korean has not officially confirmed the execution, reported to have taken place in May.
Mr. Choe was last seen in public last December and Pyonyang announced his replacement in July.
Dozens of other officials are believed to have been killed since Kim Jong Un took power after the death of his father, Kim Jung-Il in 2011.
Jang Song-Thaek, the North Korean Leader’s own uncle, was said to be killed in late 2013 after being branded a “despicable human scum” by the state media and charged with treason and corruption, according to reports.
The South Korean spy agency told lawmakers that North Korea had executed its defense chief by putting him in front of an anti-aircraft gun at a firing range.
Mr Choe have taken office in June 2014. His death was the latest among the killing of officials of North Korea. He once led the North Korean delegation in joint economic cooperation committees with South Korea. He was also a former member of the Supreme People’s Assembly, the North Korean parliament.
The source also said that the North Korea’s former defense chief Hyun Yong-chol had been executed in April for charges of disloyalty toward the Leader Kim, Yonhap said. IMAGE/gettyimages