North Korea

Kim Jong-un's Aunt Helped Purge Her Husband

Jang Song-thaek was recently arrest

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Details emerging from North Korea about Kim Jong-un's surprising public purging of his uncle from a top position indicate that it was a family affair with his aunt and brother, armed with a pistol, taking part in the arrests of ranking officials.

Analysts who study the secretive regime also fear that the arrest of Jang Song-thaek, the man widely known to have been the real power behind Kim, signals a generational change for North Korea as well as period of upheaval.

Jang was arrested this week for corruption, acts of treachery, and womanizing with state TV airing humiliating photographs of him being dragged out of the Party Central Committee meeting by uniformed officers.