January 3, 2013

The brutality of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been underlined by reports he executed his uncle by putting him in a cage with a pack of starving dogs.

Initial reports suggested Jang Song-thaek, the No.2 man in North Korea, had been shot by a firing squad after being found guilty of treason. But an account in Wen Wei Po – China’s official mouthpiece – suggests the reality was even more disturbing.

According to the report, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides, the Straits Times reports. They were joined by 120 hounds who had been “starved for three days”, the paper says. The dogs were allowed to prey on the men until they were “completely eaten up”.

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