Ri Yong Gil arrested publicly last week, inside sources report

first_img SHARE Following reports from South Korean media about the execution of a high-level military official in North Korea on charges of “factionalism and corruption,” a source from within the North told Daily NK that General Ri Yong Gil was indeed arrested during a two-day joint meeting among Party and military officials, but no subsequent information exists as of yet to suggest that he has been executed.The incident occurred on February 2 at an expanded joint meeting of the Workers’ Party of Korea [KPW] Central Committee and the Korean People’s Army [KPA] WPK Committee, a gathering of some 6,000 provincial, municipal, and county-level officials from the Party and military convened by Kim Jong Un and held at the April 25 Cultural Center in the capital, Pyongyang. “Well into the meeting, the army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, and other generals were arrested and dragged out by ‘Changkwang security agents’ [designated for Kim Jong Un], who are expressly tasked with the arrest of top-tier cadres,”  a source in South Pyongan Province, citing a provincial-level Party cadre, told Daily NK on February 11. An additional source in Pyongyang corroborated this news. At the center of the charges brought against General Ri was “going against the Party’s monolithic teachings and monolithic military system” by “exercising privileges and partaking in factional bureaucracy,” according to the source. “At the time of his arrest, the order was to arrest the ‘anti-Party, anti-revolutionary’ Ri Yong Gil, and agents rushed toward Ri, who was sitting in the front row flanked by fellow generals, and then put handcuffs on him and dragged him out,” he explained. “A number of attendees had absolutely no idea why the meeting was called in the first place, but confusion quickly gave way to fear after watching the chief of the Korean People’s Army General Staff get dragged off like that.” Underpinning the general’s demise were his grievances about so-called “pure Party cadres” (the likes of Choe Ryong Hae, Hwang Pyong So, Jo Yon Jun, et. al) lacking experience with military organizations yet somehow soaring unfettered to the general rank and exerting, by Ri’s assertion, unearned authority. A protracted power conflict rumbled beneath the surface, ultimately exploding into accusations that Ri had routinely “defied the Party order imposed on the military.”        As ever, word spread rapidly among the public on Ri Yong Gil’s tumble from the upper ranks, and the notion of only “robots” left standing to take orders from Kim Jong Un has gained significant traction thereafter. Others with whom Daily NK’s source interacted showed barely a passing interest on the matter, noting that from their vantage point, it looks as though “all those high-ranking officials are just going to end up knocking each other off.” Facebook Twitter AvatarChoi Song Min Proposal to shift “general markets” to “specialized markets” finds little support among N. Korean leaders North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) NewsEconomy RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img By Choi Song Min – 2016.02.12 12:18pm US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again News News News Ri Yong Gil arrested publicly last week, inside sources reportlast_img read more

Lucinda Creighton to meet with potential candidates in Co Donegal

first_img Twitter Lucinda Creighton to meet with potential candidates in Co Donegal By News Highland – January 6, 2015 Previous articleDuffy returns to Celtic for Newcastle tieNext articleOvercrowding crisis worsens at Letterkenny General Hospital News Highland Donegal hoteliers enjoy morale boost as bookings increase Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Pinterest Lucinda Creighton is Co Donegal today to meet with potential candidates, including currently elected representatives.The former Fine Gael Minister announced on Friday that she is setting up a new political party.It will be launched in the next eight weeks – but it has yet to be named.She will be coming to Donegal Town and Letterkenny today where she will be meeting potential candidates.Speaking to Highland Radio News, Lucinda Creighton would not give away who if she was meeting with anyone in particular in the county:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/lucinda.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+center_img Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored Today is the 30th anniversary of Eddie Fullerton’s murder Facebook Facebook Disruption to cancer service will increase mortality – Oncologist Hospitalisations rise as Donnelly suggests masks will stay ’til autumn Gardai investigate Castlefinn burglary last_img read more

Four Injured In Multi-Vehicle Collision Off The Sterling Highway

first_imgAccording to the online Trooper dispatch, three subjects were transported by ground ambulance to Central Peninsula Hospital. One subject was transported by Lifemed in critical condition to Providence in Anchorage. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Central Emergency Services, along with Cooper Landing EMS, and the Alaska State Troopers responded to a 4-vehicle  accident with injuries at mile 54 Sterling Hwy on Saturday at around 2:30pm. The Sterling Highway was closed for a number of hours for emergency vehicles and scene investigation and was fully open in both directions by roughly 8:30pm.center_img Additional details will be posted as they are made available. No names or vehicle descriptions have been released at this time.last_img