North Korean leader killed his uncle by feeding him alive to pack of hungry dogs -- report
North Korean leader executed uncle by feeding him to wild dogs which took an hour to eat him and five of his aides alive, according to reports from China
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un did not execute his uncle, and political second in command, by firing squad as has been widely assumed, but by feeding him and a group of others alive to a pack of 120 wild dogs, a Chinese newspaper has reported.
China is North Korea's closest "ally" and Western analysts use Chinese sources more than any other to attempt to work out what is going on in the secretive North Korean communist state.
"[Kim's uncle] Jang Song-Thaek, 67, along with five close aides, was stripped naked and thrown into a cage of hounds which had been starved for three days, according to new details emerging from China," news agencies and Chinese newspaper Wen Wei Po are reporting from Beijing.
The Indian Express newspaper, which follows developments in China closely, added:
"The pack of animals spent more than an hour mauling the group in a punishment called "quan jue", or execution by dogs... the entire process was supervised by Kim, 30, along with 300 senior officials, " the paper said.
Kim, widely considered a clinical psychopath, called his uncle "scum" and "factionalist filth" during New Year celebrations.
Kim's wife was missing from a recent rally to mark the North Korean leader's second year in power. It is not clear whether she is alive or dead or whether she was among those eaten alive by dogs along with her husband.
The Black Book of Communism suggests that communist North Korea has murdered 2 million people since it came to power.
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