North Korean leader's uncle 'executed over corruption'

Friday, 13 December 2013 - 7:58

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The once-powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been executed after being purged for corruption.

Chang Song-thaek was dramatically removed from a Communist Party session by armed guards earlier this week.

It was the biggest disruption since Kim succeeded his father two years ago.

Chang had admitted at a military trial yesterday to attempting to overthrow the state, and was executed immediately.


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