September 19, 2021

Kim Jong Un’s executed uncle Jang Song Thaek reappears on N.Korean media

Experts suggest appearance could be mistake or 'prelude' to his re-emergence

Kim Jong Un’s executed uncle, Jang Song Thaek, appeared to briefly reappear on North Korean state-run media on Tuesday, during a one hour documentary about 11 historical North Korean figures.

The emergence of Jang in a 1990s photo adjacent to the late leader Kim Jong Il is notable because of an extensive effort by North Korean propagandists to whitewash his image out of all media output following his execution in December 2013.