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]

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  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. 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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