All posts tagged "execution"

  • North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un visits the construction site of a ski resort being built on Masik Pass. (KCNA/Yonhap)
    N. Korean vice premier executed in shooting: sources

    North Korea’s Vice Premier Choe Yong-gon is the latest official to be executed under Kim Jong-un’s rule of the communist country. The reason behind the violent purge can be traced back to May when Choe dissented against...

    • Posted August 12, 2015
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  • This July 18, 2012, file photo shows Vice Marshal Hyon Yong-chol applauding during a meeting announcing North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's new title of marshal, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea has officially confirmed the purging of its defense chief two months after Seoul's spy service said he had been executed for disloyalty to leader Kim Jong-un, a South Korean official said Monday, July 12, 2015. South Korea's National Intelligence Service told lawmakers in May that People's Armed Forces Minister Hyon Yong-chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire for talking back to Kim, complaining about his policies and sleeping during a meeting. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin, File)
    N. Korea confirms purging of its own defense chief: S. Korean official

    Speculation has swirled around North Korea’s execution of former defense chief Hyon Yong-chol ever since South Korean spy agency officials broke the news back in May. The North never corroborated the information and did not publicly comment...

    • Posted July 13, 2015
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  • FILE - This June 18, 2010, file photo shows the firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert will not say if he'll sign a bill to bring back the firing squad but does say the method would give Utah a backup execution method. Herbert's spokesman Marty Carpenter issued a statement about the bill Tuesday in response to questions from reporters. Utah's Senate is set to cast a final vote on the bill this week. It would call for a firing squad if lethal injection drugs cannot be obtained 30 days before an execution. (AP Photo/Trent Nelson, Pool, File)
    Utah lawmakers vote to bring back executions by firing squad

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs. Utah and...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • An investigator displays confiscated drugs at an office of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Nov. 6. Police said they have arrested three people their 20s suspected of smuggling the drugs in from overseas and selling them near club districts in Seoul. (Yonhap)
    China executes fourth S. Korean drug offender since last year

    SEOUL/BEIJING (Yonhap) — China executed a South Korean national last week for smuggling and trading drugs, Seoul’s foreign ministry said Monday, following Beijing’s execution of three South Korean drug dealers five months earlier. Despite Seoul’s repeated pleas...

    • Posted January 5, 2015
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    20 Koreans sentenced to death in China

    By Yi Whan-woo About 20 South Korean nationals are death row inmates in China, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Declining to give the exact number, the ministry said the prisoners had been convicted of felonies,...

    • Posted August 10, 2014
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    China executes 2 South Koreans for dealing drugs

    By Yi Whan-woo China executed two Korean nationals Wednesday for drug offenses despite repeated pleas for clemency from the Korean government, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two men had been convicted of distributing and...

    • Posted August 7, 2014
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