North Korea officially confirmed the public execution of its Defense Minister Hyon Yong Chol, according to a South Korean official on Monday. The North Korean government accused Hyon of treason.
South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) reported that North Korea killed Hyon using an anti-aircraft gunfire in front of hundreds of people at a military school in Pyongyang in May.
North Korea killed Hyon because of his failure to follow the orders of the Kim Jong-un, sleeping during meetings and military parades. He also expressed discontent towards the policies of the country’s supreme leader.