August 29, 2013


Kim Jong-un Reportedly Has 12 North Korean Musicians Executed

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Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Last summer, we told you about Hyon Song-wol, the North Korean pop star who reportedly was dating Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un, son and successor to the late Kim Jong-Il.

As Korean news site The Chosun Ilbo reports, Hyon and 11 other musicians were executed by firing squad for "violating North Korean laws against pornography." The 12 members were accused of filming themselves having sex and selling the tapes and were considered political dissidents.

Family members of the musicians of groups Unhasu Orchestra, Wangjaesan Light Band and Moranbong Band reportedly looked on while their loved ones were executed with machine guns.

The paper reported that all of the family members have been sent to a North Korean prison camp for guilt by association.

Hyon enjoyed chart success as the frontwoman of Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble, whose songs include "Excellent Horse-Like Lady," "Footsteps of Soldiers" and "We Are Troops of the Party."