At this point it isn't even news to bring up Kim Jong Un doing something vile, inhumane, and outright disturbing. But this is a whole new level of James Bond Movie Villain evil.
The Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, reports, "The North Korean regime has shut down the Workers Party department...and executed or interned 11 high-ranking officials."
"One of them was burned alive."
O Sang-hon , a deputy minister at the Ministry of Public Security, was "executed by flamethrower."
"Executed by flamethrower"
For those keeping track at home, this is all tied to the execution of Kim Jong Un's uncle, Jang Song-Thaek (who was probably not actually eaten alive by dogs), and the mass purge of anyone associated with or even remotely related to him. That includes those that resisted arrest being dragged out of their homes and "shot to death by pistol in front of other people."
Sang-hon, who managed a bureau in the ministry, had apparently "turned the ministry into Jang's personal protection squad," and "raised its status to the same rank as officials guarding leader Kim Jong-un."
And when you're in North Korea, that means it's okay for you to be executed by a fucking flamethrower.
It's been less than two months since the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights (COI) released a report that described Korean leaders employing murder, torture, slavery, sexual violence, mass starvation and other abuses as tools to prop up the state and terrorize "the population into submission."
Yet this guy still finds a way to surprise us.