North Korea

Deposed Kim Jong Un Uncle Executed as "Traitor for All Ages"

"Counter-revolutionary"

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The powerful uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been executed as a "traitor for all ages," the official news agency reported.

Jang Song Thaek faced a special military tribunal Thursday and was convicted of "anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts" in a bid to overthrow the the communist country's leadership, KCNA reported Friday in Pyongyang. The state news agency did not say when or how Jang was killed.