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North Korea says leader's uncle was executed

North Korea says leader's uncle was executed
By CNN Staff
updated 4:59 PM EST, Thu December 12, 2013
(CNN) -- An uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed, the Korean Central News Agency reported early Friday."Traitor Jang Song Thaek Executed" blared the headline posted on the state-run news agency. The story said that a special military tribunal had been held Thursday against the "traitor for all ages," who was accused of having attempted to overthrow the state "by all sorts of intrigues and despicable methods."

It added, "All the crimes committed by the accused were proved in the course of hearing and were admitted by him."

The KCNA report described Jang as "despicable human scum Jang, who was worse than a dog," and accused him of having betrayed his party and leader.

KCNA's report comes days after Jang Son Thaek was removed from his military post.

Jang Song Thaek, who was married to Kim's aunt, served as vice chairman of North Korea's top military body and had often been pictured beside Kim, who has ruled North Korea since his father's death in 2011.

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