North Korea has executed its defence chief on treason charges, Seoul's National Intelligence Service (NIS) has told South Korean politicians.
NIS officials told a closed-door parliamentary committee meeting that
People's Armed Forces Minister Hyon Yong Chol was killed by anti-aircraft gunfire with hundreds watching at a shooting range at Pyongyang's Kang Kon Military Academy in late April, according to lawmaker Shin Kyoung-min. Shin attended the briefing.
Hyon, who spoke at a security conference in Moscow in April, was said to have shown disrespect to Kim by dozing off at a military event, media said, citing the agency briefing.