A former correctional officer recounts one experience of an execution in detail, because he can never forget.
Oh, North Korea. Whether you’re hanging out with American “diplomats” or testing your rockets by firing them over your neighbors’ airspace, you never cease to amaze us with your incredible antics.
While Korea’s grumpy northern half can do very little when the rest of the world criticizes its behavior, “justice” will be swift for those who support dissenting opinions within the country. But in order to mask the removal of high-ranking North Korean officers as something other than Kim Jong Un flexing his supreme leader powers, the North Korean media has recently released “reasons” that could only be acceptable there.
In one of the most shocking and bizarre stories we’ve heard all day, reports coming out of North Korea through China are claiming that on 20 August singer Hyon Song-wol of the Unhasu Orchestra was executed by firing squad along with other members and several performers from the Wangjaesan Light Music Band.
These musicians and performers were all reportedly charged with violating anti-pornography laws. Although prominent and distinguished musicians from these groups including orchestra leader Mun Kyong-jin were among those executed, Hyon Song-wol is the most notable due to her past relationship with the Supreme Leader of North Korea.
A shocking report came out of China earlier this week in which an official government news corporation released more than 30 photographs via two of its major news outlets “revealing” the suffering of a young woman being executed by lethal injection. Little explanation was given aside from the news bulletin’s title, “Photo Compilation of Female Convict’s Execution,” so it’s unclear what reaction the writers of the news post were hoping for. All we do know is that the source of the images is actually an adult fetish site, rather than some kind of state-run penitentiary.
That’s right. China’s official news source appears to have mistaken porn for capital punishment.
Last Wednesday in Mashhad, Iran, a man was sentenced to hang for the crime of murdering a police officer. However, just moments after the sentence was carried out, the bereaved family cried out their forgiveness, demanding that they put a stop to the execution. Read More