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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un reportedly executes ex-girlfriend with machine gun
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s ex-girlfriend was reportedly executed by firing squad along with 11 others for allegedly making and selling a sex tape.
According to a report in The Chosun Ilbo, Hyon Song Wol, a singer in North Korea’s famed Unhasu Orchestra, was killed by machine gun along with 11 other members of the orchestra and the Wangjaesan Light Music Band. The group had allegedly been arrested on Aug 17 for filming and selling a pornographic video featuring themselves.
Their families were reportedly forced to watch the execution, after which they were sent to prison camps. Hyon was a popular North Korean singer who was famous for her 2005 hit ‘Excellent Horse-Like Lady’. She is believed to have dated Kim in the early 2000’s, after the young leader returned from boarding school in Switzerland.
Excellent Horse-Like Lady – Hyon Song-wol
Kim Jong Il however, reportedly disapproved of their relationship, and he ordered Hyon to leave the orchestra to keep her away from his son, who he was grooming to succeed him as Supreme Leader.
Of course, there are other speculations that it was Kim Jong-Un jealous wife, Ri Sol-ju who was to blame for the execution instead.