North Korea officials 'publicly executed for watching South Korean TV soaps'

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Pyongyang, Oct 30: In his latest purge, the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered the public execution of ten officials from Workers' Party. Their only fault was that those officials were secretly watching South Korean TV soaps.

Yonhap news agency that cited South Korea's National Intelligence Service, reported that the executed officials were also involved in bribery and womanising and they were said to be close to Kim's executed uncle, Jang Song-thaek.

However, it has not been confirmed when did the executions take place, but a firing squad executed them.

In recent years, banned foreign shows and films have gained popularity despite the restrictions on TV and media and limited Internet access.

Last year in November too, around 80 people were said to be executed for watching South Korean television shows.

This year's total number of execution of senior members rose to 50.

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