November 29, 2023

Family members behind Jang Song Thaek purge – NKSIS

Kim Kyong Hui may have helped coordinate Jang Song Thaek purge

North Korea’s decision to remove Jang Song Thaek from power was made not only by Kim Jong Un, but also Kim Kyong Hui and Kim Jong Chul, North Korea Strategic Information Service Center (NKSIS) reported on December 12.

NKSIS Director Lee Yun-geol said via its website that an unnamed source in North Korea told the organization that Kim Jong Un and Kim Kyong Hui – Kim Jong Un’s aunt and Jang Song Thaek’s wife – had made the final decision to purge Jang.