Yong-jin was the Vice Premier and Education minister in Jong-un’s cabinet.
Confirming the execution, the Unification Ministry spokesman, Jeong Joon-hee, said:
There have been many reports recently surrounding executions of North Korean officials. Vice premier Kim Yong-jin was executed and UFD directorKim Yong-chol was sent for revolutionary re-education. And Choe Hwi, a vice director of the Propaganda and Agitation Department of the Workers’ Party, is currently undergoing such re-education.Loading...
Jeong did not give details on why, where, and when the execution took place. However, a ministry official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said that Yong-jin was arrested after he was seen sitting in a chair ‘with a bad attitude’ during a June 29 parliamentary meeting presided over by North Korean leader, Jong-un.
“At that meeting, Jong-un, was named chairman of the newly created State Affairs Commission, which supplanted the National Defense Commission.
The trouble for Kim began after he was seen sitting with bad attitude during a meeting of the People’s Supreme Assembly. He was later accused of being anti-revolutionary following a probe; and a firing squad execution was carried out in July,” the official said.