Wife of executed North Korean 'traitor' may still have senior position

It appears that Kim Jong Un's aunt still retains a position of prominence in Pyongyang a week after her husband, Jang Song Thaek, was executed.
Posted By JC Finley   |   Dec. 16, 2013 at 11:40 AM   |   Comments

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Dec. 16 (UPI) --Although Kim Kyong Hui's estranged husband, Jang Song Thaek -- formerly the second in command of North Korea -- was executed for a litany of offenses, she appears to have maintained her prominence in Pyongyang.

State media reported Saturday that Kim's name appeared high on a list of a funeral committee for a North Korean official who died a day earlier. North Korean analysts considered the top billing of the younger sister of the late former leader Kim Jong Il suggests she retains a prominent position.

Jang's execution was announced last Thursday after he was publicly dismissed from his positions of authority and expelled from the Communist Party.

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