Kim Jong-Un had a Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin executed for "disrespect" after he fell asleep in a meeting, reports the AFP, citing South Korean sources.
Kim was killed by a firing squad in July as "an anti-party, anti-revolutionary agitator," added an official at the ministry, who declined to be named.
"Kim Yong-Jin was denounced for his bad sitting posture when he was sitting below the rostrum" during a session of North Korea's parliament, and then underwent an interrogation that revealed other "crimes", the official told reporters.
Sometimes what South Korean official claim about the North turns out to be wrong. In this case, different sources gave different names for the victim, suggesting they never agreed on one. "The vice premier's execution could be indirectly verified when Pyongyang's state media reveals the names of attendees at the government's anniversary ceremony on September 9," adds Hwang Sung-Hee.
Wired has published another long excerpt from Sandworm, reporter Andy Greenberg's (previously) forthcoming book on the advanced Russian hacking team who took the US-Israeli Stuxnet program to the next level, attacking Ukrainian power infrastructure, literally blowing up key components of the country's power grid by attacking the embedded code in their microcontrollers.
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