The tyrannical leader of North Korea Kim Jong Un reportedly once executed the general by throwing him into an aquarium with piranhas.
This is just one of the barbaric methods that are said to have been used to execute those who have disobeyed the leader since he came to power in 2011.
Other methods include blowing up officials with anti-tank guns, hanging and burning a prisoner to death with flamethrowers.
Kim reportedly built a giant aquarium at the Renson residence, one of his presidential palaces.
The victim’s arms and torso were cut with knives before being thrown into a tank filled with hundreds of piranhas from Brazil, the report said.
Some believe that the idea of the method of execution was taken by Kim in 1977 James Bond the film The Spy Who Loved Me, in which the villain Carl Stromberg kills his enemies by throwing them into an aquarium filled with sharks.
The unfortunate victim is among at least 16 senior aides who were beaten along with others, including his army chief and ambassadors to Cuba and Malaysia. Hundreds of North Koreans were also killed.
O San Hon was the deputy security minister at the Ministry of Public Security, who was reportedly killed in a 2014 political purge.
According to sources cited by the South Korean newspaper The Chosun Ilbo, O San Hong was punished with a flamethrower for his role in supporting Uncle Kim Jong Un and Chan Son Taek.
He and 10 other high-ranking officials were shot or interned.
Chang Song-Thak – his once powerful uncle – was executed in 2014 on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist regime through a military coup.
All of Chang’s direct relatives, including children, were also executed, sources told the Korean news agency Yonhap.
“Some relatives were shot with a pistol in front of other people when they resisted, when they were pulled out of apartment buildings,” the source said.
It is reported that Kim also ordered the execution of the choir conductor, who was allegedly shot 90 times in public last February.
The choir members were forced to walk past the corpse. This was reported by journalist Ju Son Ha, who writes for the daily newspaper Dong-A Ilbo.
He wrote: “The choir conductor … died horribly in front of his people …. Three AK-47s were shot and one shop (30 rounds) was fired at from a distance of 10 meters.
“It is said that the body, which was hit by 90 shots, became so full that it could not be lifted.”
And in December last year, it was reported that seven people had been publicly executed for it watch K-Pop, in amazing acceleration.
A report by the Transitional Justice Working Group said: “Respondents have often stated that the rules of public execution require that three shooters fire a total of nine bullets into the convict’s body.”
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“Families of those shot were often forced to watch the shooting.”
One defector, speaking to the group, said that “even if fluid leaked from the convict’s brain,” locals still remained people “forced to stand in line and look the executed person in the face as a warning message.”
Possession of K-pop music by dictators is strictly prohibited. But despite calling South Korean entertainment a “malignant cancer,” Kim Jong Un attended a K-Pop concert in the North Korean capital in 2018.
Kim’s half-brother was killed in February 2017 as a result of an attack that is believed to have been ordered by the regime.
While he was waiting for a flight at Kuala Lumpur airport, two women attacked Kim Jong Un with the nerve agent VX, and he died about 15-20 minutes later.
Some experts say reports of brutal executions may be mere rumors fueled by the regime to instill fear, or may have been fabricated by North Korea’s enemies.