If America is going to go to war with Syria over human rights violations, why not North Korea? The suffering in the secretive communist country is well-documented and pervasive.
Hyon Song-wol was reportedly a singer “with the Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble, which is famous for revolutionary and propaganda songs and one of North Korea’s most popular bands.”
She reportedly dated Kim Jong Un until he was “ordered to break off the relationship by his father Kim Jong-il,” as reported by Chosun Ilbo in South Korea.
Joe Kemp of New York’s Daily News wrote:
Hyon Song-wol, a well-known pop artist and longtime girlfriend of the dictator, was gunned down with the group of songsters on Aug. 20 — three days after they were arrested for allegedly breaking pornography laws.
They were executed with machine guns while the key members of the Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band as well as the families of the victims looked on.
Hyon Song-wol and Kim Jong Un were rumored to be having an affair.
Interestingly, an article from last year (which must be translated) says “she plays a textile factory workers [sic] eager to work with enthusiasm and creativity … spread around the world.” Also reported (some may be lost in translation):
It is not clear what the cause, Hyon vanished before the public at a time when Kim Jong Un was decided that the heir of his father’s career, trying to Chairman Kim Jong Il.
Below is a YouTube video of performance by Hyon Song-wol.
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