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Kim Jong-un’s aunt makes surprise public appearance, six years after husband’s execution

Kim Jong-un’s aunt makes surprise public appearance, six years after husband’s execution

Kim Jong-un’s aunt has made a surprise public appearance, six years after her husband was executed as a traitor. Kim Kyong-hui, 73, was with Kim Jong-un and other party officials when they watched a Lunar New Year’s music performance, the North’s official KCNA news agency reported Sunday. The North’s top newspaper Rodon Sinmun published a picture which showed the aunt, bespectacled and wearing black Korean traditional clothes, sitting next to Kim Jong-un’s wife Ri Sol-ju and the leader’s sister Kim Yo-jong. It listed Kim Kyong-hui’s name next to the North’s No 2, Choe Ryong-hae. “This means that her familial status within the Kim dynasty remains largely intact, despite her political difficulties following her husband’s execution,” Professor Koh Yu-hwan of Dongguk University told South China Morning Post. Kim Kyong-hui’s husband Jang Song-thaek, once considered the second most powerful man in the highly hierarchical state, was executed in 2013 after a special military tribunal found…
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