North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been targeting relatives of his uncle and former advisor, Jang Song-thaek, who was executed recently. Hundreds of relatives have been imprisoned or executed. The Daily Telegraph reported that the victims who are alive will be transported to slave labor camps, even though they are very distant relatives of Jang and possibly never met hi,
The Daily NK newspaper, run by North Korean defectors, reported from a source: “At around 10 pm on the night of [December] 13, the day after Jang was executed, armed men from the Ministry of State Security arrived in the Pyongchon area of Pyongyang, where a lot of his relatives lived.”
Concurrently, Kim is being referred to in the state’s official newspaper as “great leader,” a title only used previously in reference to Kim’s father, Kim Jong Il, according to Yonhap News Agency.