NORTH KOREA. THREE PUBLICLY EXECUTED
June 27, 2006: Good Friend, a support organization for North Korea with news from internal sources, revealed that on May 17th and 19th, public executions were administered on the riverbanks of the Susung creek next to the Sunam market in Chongjin.
The group conveyed that âOn the 17th, 2 people received the death penalty for selling videotapes and illicit drugs known as "Ice", and on the 19th a discharged soldier was executed for selling electric cables.
âThis discharged soldier was born in Jagang province, and after having been discharged from the military, returned to his hometown. He found it difficult to make a living, however, and stole and subsequently sold about 150m of electric cable, although he was caught.â (Sources: www.dailynk.com, 27/06/2006)