North Korea executes vice premier for education: Seoul

August 31, 2016 3:30 AM

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SEOUL: North Korea has put to death a vice premier and sent two other officials away for re-education, South Korea said Wednesday, following media reports of a high profile execution in the secretive state.

“Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed,” Seoul’s unification ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-Hee told reporters at a regular press briefing.

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