Kim jongun has executed 340 people in five years for crimes including drinking and slouching← Homepage
NORTH Korean dictator Kim Jong-un has executed 340 people since coming to power in 2011, a shocking new report reveals.
Of those killed, nearly half were senior officers in his own government, military and the ruling Korean Workers Party, The Sun reports.
The brutal punishments were for crimes including having a bad attitude, treachery and slouching in a meeting.
The Institute for National Security Strategy, a South Korean think tank, released The misgoverning of Kim Jong-uns five years in power on Thursday, detailing how he uses executions to tighten his grip on power.
RAND Corporation Senior Defence Analyst Bruce Bennett told CNN Kim had shown an extreme level of brutality and ruthlessness since 2011.
In the five years he has served as leader of North Korea, he has purged (his) Defence Minister five times, while his father changed his only three times in his 17 years ... and two of those changes were because (they) died of old age, he said.
News of Kims brutal executions have leaked out of the rogue state over the past five years.
Earlier this year, the countrys top schools official Kim Jong-in was executed by firing squad after he exercised a bad attitude at the countrys Supreme Peoples Assembly in June.
In May 2015, Kim had defence minister Hyon Yong-Chol killed with an anti-aircraft gun at a military school in Pyongyang, in front of an audience.
(It) would have torn his body apart, Dr Bennett said. And of course Kim made sure the Defence Ministers family was there to see the execution.
Two years earlier, in 2013, Kims own uncle Jang Song-Thaek was executed for trying to overthrow the government. It was reported at the time stripped naked and fed to a pack of hungry dogs.
Deputy Public Security Minister O Sang-hon a known ally of the deceased Jang was later burned to death by a flamethrower.
The execution was reportedly for following Jangs instructions and turning their governmental department into a protection racket.
A vice minister of the army was executed with a mortar round for reportedly drinking and carousing during the official mourning period after Kim Jong-ils death in December 2011.
Kim ordered no trace of him left behind, down to his hair, according to sources in Seoul, South Korea.
The despot also ordered the killing of Ri Yong-jin, a boss in the education ministry, after he made the fatal mistake of nodding off as the glorious leader spoke
This story originally appeared in The Sun and has been republished here with permission.
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