North Korea executes it’s top official Kim Yong-jin, by firing squad, South Korean official told to CNN on Wednesday.  Kim Yong-jin was defined as "anti-party and counter revolutionary member" by North Korean State Security Department, after he exercised "bald attitude" during North Korean Supreme People's Assembly in June, the official said. South Korea's Unification Ministry spokesman Jeong Joon Hee confirmed the execution during a press conference early on Wednesday, held to address media reports of a public execution of a senior-level North Korean official. The ministry of unification confirmed that two other senior officials were punished but not by execution. Kim Yong-Chol, Kim Yong Chol, the head of North Korea's United Front Department, received "revolutionary punishment" at a rural farm, or hard labor, between mid-July and mid-August. The United Front Department is the government body which manages dialogue and policies with South Korea. He was accused of abuse of power, including "an overbearing manner and forceful push to strengthening authority into (the) Party's United Front Department," the South Korean official said. Although most likely he will return to his post soon. Choe Hwi, a senior official with the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Worker's Party, was also punished and has been undergoing "revolutionary re-education" in a rural area since late May, the South Korean official said. Execution is widely considered a political tool for Kim Jong-un to hold and strengthen his power. In 2013, he executed his uncle Jang Sung-thaek after branded "a traitor for all ages". In May 2015, Hyong Yong-chol, the country's defense minister was killed with an anti-aircraft gun after being accused of treason. 

 

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