North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un executed his uncle Jang Song-Thaek last month by feeding him alive to a pack of 120 hungry dogs, claims a new report.
According to pro-China newspaper Wen Wei Po, Jang, five of his aides and 300 others were stripped naked and tied to railings before the dogs – who have been starved for about five days – were released on them. The report goes on to claim that Kim and his elder brother Kim Jong Chol personally supervised the hour-long savage massacre.
Jang and the others were ‘completely eaten up,’ reports the paper.
The official North Korea report did not specify how Jang – who was a mentor to young Kim for years – was executed.
North Korea had labelled Jang a ‘traitor to the nation for all ages,’ a ‘despicable human scum’ who was ‘worse than a dog’ … and had accused him of ‘attempting to overthrow the state’ and living a ‘dissolute and depraved life’ of crimes such as gambling, drugs, womanizing and corruption.
The authenticity of the report is still being debated, as many local papers have not yet verified it. Besides, no other media outlets in China and South Korea have run the story by Wei Wen Po, which Gawker reports has been around for over a month.
Apart from Jang, North Korea has also witnessed recent executions: In August, Kim Jung Un executed his ex-girlfriend Hyon Song-Wol and 11 others by firing squad of machine guns – with their families looking on – for allegedly making and distributing pornography.