North Korea: Kim’s executed uncle ‘eaten alive by dogs’: The powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was executed by being stripped naked, thrown into a cage with his five closest aides, and eaten alive by a pack of 120 starving dogs, according to the Hong Kong-based pro-Beijing newspaper Wen Wei Po.
Jang Song Thaek, who was considered North Korea’s second-most powerful man, was executed last month after being found guilty of attempting to overthrow the state, the state-run news agency of North Korea had reported.
But the December 12 report did not specify how Jang was put to death.
The Wen Wei Po report gave a detailed account of how Jang’s execution was carried out. It said the method used was “quan jue”, or execution by dogs.
Jang and his five closest aides were stripped naked and thrown into a cage. Then 120 hounds, who had been starved for several days, were allowed to prey on them until they were completely eaten up, said reports.
The entire process lasted about one hour, with North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un supervising it along with 300 senior officials, according to the Wen Wei Po report.
The report was followed up by a sternly worded editorial in the Chinese pro-Communist Party newspaper the Global Times which attacked the backwardness of the North Korean regime – as evidenced by the brutal purge of Jang.
It said the majority of Chinese were “extremely disgusted” with the Kim regime of North Korea, and warned the Chinese government not to coddle North Korea any longer.
In purging Jang, who had close ties to Beijing, in such a brutal manner, North Korea had shown its antagonism toward China.
In the list of Jang’s supposed crimes, North Korea had implicated China three times – in Jang’s business-related dealings with Beijing.