Jang Sung-taek

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Jang Sung-taek
Vice Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea
In office
7 June 2010 – 8 December 2013
LeaderKim Jong-il
Kim Jong-un
Chairman of the State Physical Culture and Sports Guidance Commission of the Workers' Party
In office
4 November 2012 – 9 December 2013
PremierPak Pong-ju
Preceded byNew position
Chief of the Central Administrative Department of Workers' Party
In office
October 2007 – 8 December 2013
General Secretary
First Secretary
Kim Jong-il
Kim Jong-un
Preceded byNew position
Personal details
Born(1946-02-02)2 February 1946
Kangwon-do, North Korea
Died13 December 2013(2013-12-13) (aged 67)
Pyongyang, North Korea
Other political
Workers' Party of Korea
(?-2013; expelled)[1]
Spouse(s)Kim Kyong-hui
RelationsKim Jong-il (brother-in-law)
Kim Jong-un (nephew)
Jang Sung-taek
Revised RomanizationJang Seong-taek
McCune–ReischauerChang Sŏngt'aek

Jang Sung-taek (alternatively Jang Song Thaek or Chang Sung-taek; 2 February 1946 - 13 December 2013[2]) was a leading figure in the government of North Korea. He was married to Kim Kyong-hui, aunt of Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea.[3][4]

On 13 December, North Korean state media announced he had been executed.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/12/08/N-Korean-media-confirm-leaders-uncle-Jang-Song-Thaek-ousted/UPI-21031386564795/
  2. North Korea Says Kim’s Uncle Executed The New York Times 12 December 2013
  3. "장성택(張成澤)" (in Korean). Information Center on North Korea, Ministry of Unification, Republic of Korea. Archived from the original on 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2007-08-20.
  4. "North Korean media confirms promotion of Jang Song-thaek to senior post". Yonhap News. 13 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-01-03.
  5. "North Korea executes Kim Jong Un's uncle". Associated Press. December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.

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