Skip to comments.N. Korea: Kim Kyong-hui in coma, says intelligence source(Kim's aunt only weighs 77 lbs)
Posted on 01/09/2014 6:15:49 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster
Kim Kyong-hui in coma, says intelligence source
WASHINGTON - Kim Kyong-hui, aunt of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and wife of the purged and executed Jang Song-thaek, is in a vegetative state after undergoing brain surgery, a source told the JoongAng Ilbo.
An intelligence official in the United States said on condition of anonymity yesterday that Kim Kyong-hui had surgery for a brain tumor in 2013 in Paris.
After the surgery, she lost a lot of weight, dropping to 35 kilograms (77 pounds), the official said.
The official denied some Korean reports alleging she committed suicide and maintained that she is still alive.
A U.S. government official said Kim gave her tactical agreement to the killing of her husband, Jang, last month.
Jang, who was once regarded as political protector of Kim Jong-un and the second-most powerful figure in the country, was purged and brutally executed for treason on Dec. 12, 2013.
North Koreas state media released a photo of him at a tribunal and reported his crimes in depth.
His wife, Kim, the only sister of late leader Kim Jong-il, attended the military parade to mark the 65th anniversary of the founding of the North Korean regime on Sept. 9, 2013. She also appeared watching a musical performance by the North Korean Army with her nephew Kim Jong-un and first lady Ri Sol-ju the next day, Sept. 10.
Since then, she has not appeared in state media.
Kims disappearance spawned allegations that she died in the aftermath of the execution of her husband, possibly by committing suicide.
However, Lee Jung-hyun, the senior presidential secretary for public affairs for President Park Geun-hye, told reporters, I heard nothing has been confirmed about her death, citing Kim Jang-soo, the national security chief.
Starting in early 2013, her health has been increasingly getting worse, and she is now in critical condition, reportedly in coma, a South Korean government official said. But she has not died.
Rumors have spread that Kim was suffering from drug addiction and living separately from her husband. Starting in 2000, she reportedly suffered from depression and alcoholism.
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Should have fed her some hubby steaks.
No doubt she’s dead.
She had “brain surgery” and is in a “coma.”
I see the little fat boy is getting rid of another of his relatives..
Isn’t that standard palace procedure? You are crowned king, you exile and kill off others who may succeed you by blood, so that your own progeny are the only ones with the bloodline?
Then marry into another “noble” family to diversify the gene pool
>>> A U.S. government official said Kim gave her tactical agreement to the killing of her husband, Jang, last month.
That must be some ‘miracle’, being in a coma and all.
Or ‘a U.S. government official’ is just making stuff up as they go?
Once she gave the tactical agreement then she fell into a coma ......
I saw the reports of his execution but what specifically was he supposed to have done?
YOU CANNOT BELIEVE ANYTHING THEIR OFFICIAL PRESS SAYS. She could already be dead for all we know by now.
That won't feed many dogs.
MANN she is tiny she fading away if she weight that much
Yeah I think you are right
hate to say it
She’s dead they want keep her alive as much as possible she is last of Chia Pet family
Weekend with "Black Eyes"?
A lot of NK women are probably way underweight
and she is a blood relative
he was accused of making money through direct control of this or that and using it to surround himself with his own power base and even armed groups.
He was executed, as were 5 staff members, reports suggest 200 members of the Jang extended family were sent to the camps. Some say 2+ thousands of people were rounded up and sent to the camps in total.
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