Kim Kyong-hui: Kim Jong-un’s aunt remains in power after Jang Sung-taek’s execution
Kim Kyong-hui, Jang Sung-taek’s widow and the influential aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, has been given a prestigious position, even after the execution of her husband on Thursday.
Kim Kyong-hui remains a part of the regime’s inner circle, even after the execution of Jang Sung-taek, the second most powerful man in North Korea.
Late on Saturday, North Korea named 67-year-old Kim Kyong-hui, daughter of North Korea’s founder Kim Il-sung, as one of the funeral committee members for the ruling party, a prestigious position.
Jang Sung-taek was executed just days before the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il, the father of North Korea’s current ruler.
He had been executed for attempting to seize power and for driving the economy “into an uncontrollable catastrophe.”
North Korea will mark the second anniversary of the death of Kim Jong-il on Tuesday.
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