North Korean singer “executed by firing squad” shows up alive and well in Pyongyang

Rumored to have been executed with 11 performers last August, singer shown talking Friday on national television
May 16th, 2014

North Korean singer Hyon Song Wol, rumored to have been executed by firing squad last year, was seen speaking at a convention in Pyongyang on Friday, pictures released by North Korean broadcaster KCTV have shown.

Dressed in a military uniform, Hyon was shown participating in the 9th National Convention of Artists in Pyongyang, Yonhap News

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Chad O'Carroll

Chad O'Carroll has written on North Korea since 2010 and writes between London and Seoul.

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  • bjalverod

    Nice try South Korea

  • Roland

    South Korean and US psychological warfare at its stupidst level.
    Anyway we expect, nk news will sell the upcoming absurdest stories again and again.

  • Machinegun

    There’s still time. She’s only young.

  • Joy Gebhard

    Without the news frenzy and maddening focus pocus media on DPRK (North Korea), the world would be very dull.

  • Maozhuxi

    I have posted on other “true stories” posted on this website that Chosun Ilbo is nothing more than Fox News of Asia. All they do is make up lies and rumors to slander North Korea. I bet that the ask a “north korean” section on here is nothing more than Chosun Ilbo liars. Why would NK watch post this just to humiliate themselves? Kind of funny.