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Kim Jong-un's ex-lover 'executed by firing squad'

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/30/2013 (4 years ago)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)

Singer was among 12 who were reportedly machine-gunned after being arrested on pornography charges

Rumored to be the former lover of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, singer Hyon Song-wol has been reportedly been executed by a firing squad with 11 others after being arrested on pornography charges. It's just the latest outrage perpetrated by one of the most repressive regimes on Earth. 

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By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
Catholic Online (https://www.catholic.org)
8/30/2013 (4 years ago)

Published in Asia Pacific

Keywords: North Korea, pop groups, Kim Johng-Un, Hyon Song-wol, pornography, Bible


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) According to South Korean reports, Hyon Song-wol starred in the video for her 2005 hit "A Girl in the Saddle of a Steed." According to the Chosun Ilbo newspaper, Hyon, a singer with the Unhasu Orchestra, was arrested on pornography charges earlier this month.

She was then reportedly machine-gunned three days afterwards. Other members of North Korea's most famous pop groups along with their immediate families were forced to watch. The onlookers were then sent to prison camps, victims of the regime's assumption of guilt by association, the reports stated.

"They were executed with machine guns while the key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band as well as the families of the victims looked on," a Chinese source reported in the newspaper.

Hyon's band was responsible for a string of patriotic hits in North Korea, including "Footsteps of Soldiers," "I Love Pyongyang," "She is a Discharged Soldier" and "We are Troops of the Party." Her popularity reportedly peaked in 2005 with the song "Excellent Horse-Like Lady."

Among those executed were singers, musicians or dancers with the Hyon's band, the Unhasu Orchestra or the Wanghaesan Light Music Band, Both were accused of making videos of themselves performing sex acts and then selling the recordings. Both groups had been disbanded as a result of the scandal.

Some of the musicians were also found to have bibles when they were detained. All were treated as political dissidents.

Kim Jong-un, who became leader of North Korea after the sudden death of his father in December 2011, is believed to have met Hyon about 10 years ago.

His father, Kim Jong-il, reportedly didn't approve of the relationship and ordered him to break it off. Hyon subsequently married an officer in the North Korean military and reportedly had a baby, although there are suggestions that Hyon continued to see Kim after her marriage.

Kim's wife, Ri Sol-ju, was also a member of the Unhasu Orchestra before marriage. One theory is that Ri objected to the continuing high profile of her husband's former girlfriend.

"If these people had only made pornographic videos, then it is simply not believable that their punishment was execution," Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Tokyo's Waseda University and an authority on North Korean affairs told reporters.

"They could have been made to disappear into the prison system there instead.

"There is a political reason behind this," he said, "Or, as Kim's wife once belonged to the same group, it is possible that these executions are more about Kim's wife," Professor Shigemura added.

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