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N. Korea Executes Leader's Uncle as Traitor [View all]

Source: Reuters / Associated Press

@BreakingNews: North Korea's official news agency: Kim Jong Un's uncle has been executed as a traitor - @AP, @Reuters

@Reuters: North Korea says Jang, previously powerful man who helped Kim Jong Un to power, guilty of "attempting to overthrow the state": KCNA

NKOREA EXECUTES LEADER'S UNCLE AS A TRAITOR

Dec. 12, 2013 4:54 PM EST

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) North Korea on Friday announced the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, calling the leader's former mentor a traitor and "worse than a dog."

The announcement came only days after Pyongyang announced through state media that Jang Song Thaek long considered the country's No. 2 power had been removed from all his posts because of allegations of corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and leading a "dissolute and depraved life."

Jang was seen as helping Kim Jong Un consolidate power after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, two years ago. Jang was the latest and most significant in a series of personnel reshuffles that Kim has conducted in an apparent effort to bolster his power.

Some analysts see the purge as a sign of Kim Jong Un's growing confidence, but there has also been fear in Seoul that the removal of such an important part of the North's government seen by outsiders as the leading supporter of Chinese-style economic reforms could create dangerous instability or lead to a miscalculation or attack on the South.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/nkorea-executes-kim-jong-un-uncle

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