Hyon Song-wol is the former girlfriend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. It’s said that she was executed by firing squad after being arrested on August 17 for breaching the country’s strict anti-pornography laws, reports The Chosun Illbo.
But further digging into the lives of those who live in this notoriously secret regime tell a deeper story. A connection between the brutal dictator and this talented singer that goes back nearly ten years.
Here’s what you need to know about the latest victim of this brutal regime…
1. Hyon Was Accused of Making and Selling Porno Movies
The group also had Christian bibles in their possession. As a result of this they were all treated as political dissidents. Toshimitsu Shigemura, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University and an authority on North Korean affairs, told The Daily Telegraph that:
If these people had only made pornographic videos, then it is simply not believable that their punishment was execution. If these people had only made pornographic videos, then it is simply not believable that their punishment was execution. There is a political reason behind this. Or, as Kim’s wife once belonged to the same group, it is possible that these executions are more about Kim’s wife.
It’s now reported that the victim’s families were also imprisoned in labor camps due to the country’s guilt by association law.
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