Jang Sung-taek

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Jang Sung-taek
장성택
張成澤
Vice Chairman of the National Defence Commission of North Korea
In office
7 June 2010 – 8 December 2013
Serving with Kim Yong-Chun
Ri Yong-mu, O Kuk-ryol
Leader Kim 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
Premier Pak Pong-ju
Preceded by New 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 by New position
Personal details
Born 2 February 1946(1946-02-02)
Kangwon-do, North Korea
Died 13 December 2013(2013-12-13) (aged 67)
Pyongyang, North Korea
Other political
affiliations
Workers' Party of Korea
(?-2013; expelled)[1]
Spouse(s) Kim Kyong-hui
Relations Kim Jong-il (brother-in-law)
Kim Jong-un (nephew)
Jang Sung-taek
Chosŏn'gŭl 장성택
Hancha
McCune–Reischauer Chang Sŏngt'aek
Revised Romanization Jang Seong-taek

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]

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