Death by Firing Squad for Kim Jong Un’s Ex

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The ex-girlfriend of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was among a number of musicians who were executed by firing squad on August 20, according to South Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo.

The paper reports that Hyon Song Wol, a singer and rumored former lover of Jong Un, was arrested on August 17 along with 11 other prominent artists for violating the communist nation’s laws against pornography. Three days later, they were killed in front of their immediate families and other members of North Korea’s famous pop groups. These onlookers were then sent to prison camps due to the regime’s assumption of guilt by association, the Chosun Ilbo story claims.

“They were executed with machine guns while the key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band as well as the families of the victims looked on,” said a Chinese source.

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