- Two North Korean government officials told Radio Free Asia (RFA) that they are terrified after a series of executions carried out on the orders of leader Kim Jong Un's powerful sister, Kim Yo Jong.
- Kim Yo Jong's rise to power in her own right since her brother's rule began in 2011 culminated in her becoming an alternate member of the Politburo in April 2020.
- According to a source who spoke to RFA last week, residents and officials are angry that the executions were carried out on Kim Yo Jong's orders.
- Kim Jong Un's efforts to consolidate his leadership following the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in 2011 were aided by political purges.
- After seizing power, he quickly eliminated political rivals, the majority of whom were top officials under his father's rule, including his uncle Jang Song Theak, who was once North Korea's second in command.
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