Kim Jong Un executed officials for COVID-19 failings, South Korea says
|globalnews.ca 27 Nov 2020 at 16:02|
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un allegedly had at least two people killed over the coronavirus pandemic, according to lawmakers briefed by South Korean intelligence.
The draconian punishments were handed down amid Kim’s frantic efforts to protect his regime and its economy against COVID-19 , South Korea’s spy agency told politicians at a closed-door briefing on Friday.
South Korea’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) described the killings during a longer briefing on Kim’s coronavirus response, which they say has become increasingly erratic. They explained that Kim has locked down parts of the country, banned fishing at sea, tightened import restrictions and muzzled his representatives to avoid provoking the United States, according to lawmakers who were at the briefing.