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North Korea executes top ranking education minister

North Korea executes top ranking education minister

Hard stance North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has ordered the execution of a top-ranking education minister while two other senior political figures were also punished.

Reports from Seoul reveals that the late government official, Kim Yong-jin, 63, who was the vice premier for education, was executed by a firing squad.

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According to the ministry’s spokesperson Jeong Joon-hee, who did not reveal the reason behind the execution, the high-ranking education minister, was said to be reprimanded in July.

Another senior political figure, Kim Yong-chol, 71, chief of the powerful United Front Department that handles relations with rival South Korea, was also punished by forcing him to undertake “revolutionary measures” meaning that he has been sent to work in a rural farm in hard labour for a month.

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