The uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed as a "traitor for all ages," the official news agency reported.
Song Thaek faced a military special tribunal Thursday and was convicted
of "anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts" in a bid to
overthrow the the communist country's leadership, KCNA reported Friday
in Pyongyang. The state news agency did not say when or how Jang was
North Korean media reported Monday that Jang had been
purged for crimes that included faction-building, corruption, drug use
"All the crimes committed by the accused were proved in the course of hearing and were admitted by him," KCNA said.
Jang "a traitor to the nation for all ages," the report said he "did
serious harm to the youth movement in our country, being part of the
group of renegades and traitors in the field of youth work bribed by
"The accused Jang brought together undesirable forces
and formed a faction as the boss of a modern day factional group for a
long time and thus committed such hideous crime as attempting to
overthrow the state by all sorts of intrigues and despicable methods
with a wild ambition to grab the supreme power of our party and state."