By Chris HarrisFollow @lyonanglais
08/04/14 20:23 CET
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A senior government minister in North Korea has been “executed by flame-thrower”, according to media reports.
The paper said the horrific execution method was employed because Mr O, who headed up the ministry of public security, had turned the department into a “personal protection squad” for Mr Jang.
North Korea’s controversial leader branded Mr Jang, once one of the most powerful men in the country, “despicable human scum worse than a dog”. He was executed after a military tribunal found him guilty of treason.
The regime has now executed or interned 11 high-ranking officials with links to Mr Jang, according to Chosun Ilbo.
Three members of Jang’s family have also been executed, including his sister and her husband, added the paper.
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