According to a South Korea media report, 63-year-old Choe Yong-gon, a North Korean vice-premier, was executed by a firing squad for disagreeing with leader Kim Jong-un’s forestation policies.

Yonhap news agency reported that anonymous sources said Tuesday that the vice-premier was executed in May of this year, but did not provide other details

According to the BBC, Choe was last seen publicly in December, and the South Korea unification ministry, which is responsible for handling the country’s relations with North Korea, said it was “closely monitoring the possibility of any changes in Choe’s circumstances.” Read more…

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North Korean vice premier allegedly executed for disagreeing with Kim Jong-un