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.
[Wall Street Journal]
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