North Korea says it has executed the uncle of leader Kim Jong-un, Jang Song Thaek, for “attempting to overthrow the state”.
The North Korean Central News Agency says a special military tribunal examined Jang’s crimes, and he was executed after admitting to his crimes.
The tribunal described Mr Kim’s uncle as “despicable human scum who was worse than a dog who perpetrated cursed acts of treachery”.
He “perpetrated thrice-cursed acts of treachery in betrayal of such profound trust and warmest paternal love shown by the party and the leader for him”.
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