North Korea’s tyrannical leader Kim Jong-un once reportedly executed a general by throwing him into a piranha-filled fish tank.
It is one of several barbaric execution methods used against those who disobeyed the leader in the years since he was elected to power in 2011.
Another method is to blast officials to pieces using an anti-tank gun or hang them. Or, to burn a prisoner with flamethrowers.
Kim is said to have built the fish tank in Ryongsong Residence (one of his presidential palaces).
The victim’s arms and torso were cut open with knives before he was thrown into the tank filled with hundreds of piranhas from Brazil, said reports.
Kim may have gotten the idea for the “piranha-execution” method from James Bond’s 1977 film The Spy Who Laughed at Me, in which Karl Stromberg, the villain, kills his enemies by dropping them in an aquarium stuffed with sharks.
This unfortunate victim is one of at least 16 senior aides who were bumped off along with other aides, including his army chief and ambassadors to Cuba. Another hundred North Korean citizens have been also killed.
O Sang-hon, the deputy security minister at the Ministry of Public Security, was reportedly murdered in a purge in 2014.
According to South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo sources, O Sanghon was executed by flamethrower due to his role in supporting Kim Jong Un’s uncle Jang Songthaek.
He was said to have been executed along with 10 other high-ranking officials.
Jang Song-Thaek, his uncle and once-powerful, was executed in 2014 for trying to overthrow communist rule through a military-backed coup.
All direct relatives of Jang, including children, were also executed, sources told Korea’s Yonhap News Agency at the time.
“Some relatives were shot to death by pistol in front of other people if they resisted while being dragged out of their apartment homes,”Source:
Kim is also reported to have ordered the execution a choir conductor. He was allegedly shot 90 times right in front members of the public last February.
The dead body was forced to be passed by the members of the choir. Joo Seong-ha (journalist for Dong-A Ilbo’s daily newspaper) provided this account.
He wrote: “The conductor of the choir…died horribly in front of his men…. The execution was carried out by three AK-47 automatic riflemen and shooting one magazine (30 rounds) each from a distance of 10m.
“According to legend, the body was so full after being hit with 90 shots that it couldn’t be lifted.”
And in December last year it was reported he had seven people publicly executed for watching K-Pop, in a weird crackdown.
A report from human rights organisation Transitional Justice Working Group says: “Interviewees stated often that nine bullets are required to be fired into the body of the condemned person by the rules of public execution.
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“The families of those being executed were often forced to watch the execution.”
One defector spoke to the group and said that “even when there was fluid leaking from the condemned person’s brain”Even though they were people, the locals were still people “made to stand in line and look at the executed person in the face as a warning message.”
The dictator strictly bans possession of K-pop music. However, the dictator calls South Korean entertainment “a hazard”. “vicious cancer”Kim Jong Un attended K-Pop concerts in the North Korean capital of 2018
Kim’s half-brother, Kim, was murdered in February 2017. This attack is widely believed to be ordered by the regime.
He died shortly after being rushed to Kuala Lumpur airport by two women who attacked him with VX nerve agent.
Experts believe that the reports about the executions could be just rumours, or perhaps invented by North Korean enemies.