Political Risk

North Korea vice-premier Choe Yong-gon ‘executed’

“South Korea’s government says it is monitoring reports that North Korea’s vice-premier Choe Yong-gon was killed in May on the orders of Kim Jong-un. Mr Choe was executed after he ‘expressed discomfort against the young leader’s forestation policy’, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports. Close to 70 officials have been killed under Kim Jong-un’s rule, Yonhap says.”

Source: North Korea vice-premier Choe Yong-gon ‘executed’ – BBC News

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