Hwang Jang Yop Passes Away, Aged 87
As Kim the Third prepares to take the reins from his father, the man whom the family tried to kill has passed away of old age - a luxury often denied to critics of mad dictators.
Hwang Jang-Yop was a former prominent party secretary and one of Kim Jong-Il’s tutors. He defected to South Korea in 1997 and has since become one of the Kim Family’s fiercest critics. Kim Jong-Il, in particular, responded by sending fake defectors to try to assassinate him.
His memoirs and statements are published across the DailyNK site, and his eulogy is linked below.
RIP Hwang Jang-Yop 1923-2010