A high-ranking army officer in North Korea was executed because he decided to give his troops extra rations of food and fuel.
Lieutenant General Hyon Ju-song was shot at with 90 rounds of bullets by nine military death-row convicts who formed the firing squad. He was sentenced to death after being found guilty of charges of abusing authority, profiting the enemy and taking part in anti-Party acts.
According to local reports, the General was executed at the firing range of the Kang Kon Military Academy located in the Sunan District of the capital Pyongyang.
The official allegedly told soldiers to send out food and fuel because they no longer needed to ration the items to fund Kim Jong-un’s weapons programme.
The paper reported: ‘While checking the oil supplies for the Sohae Satellite Launching Station during the comprehensive inspections of wartime supplies on April 10, Hyon stated, “We no longer have to suffer and tighten our belts to make rockets or nuclear weapons”.
‘This was seen as an abuse of authority and a treasonous statement that opposed the Party’s military-first policy.
‘He gave instructions to send out 1 ton of fuel, 580 kg of rice, and 750 kg of corn to military officers at the Launching Station and their families.
‘This was considered an anti-Party act violating the Ten Principles for the Establishment of the Party’s One Ideology System.’
General Hyon was blamed for not maintaining secrecy around the Party, military and government, displaying generosity.