North Korea's leader continues his campaign to strengthen his positions as the unchallenged leader who solely possesses all the ruling power in the isolated country. Several weeks ago he executed his own uncle who was known as one of the key figures of his government. Kim Jong Un accused Jang Song-Thaek of treachery.
The recent executions, that were distinguished by their brutality, were the continuation of his move against his uncle. The officials executed were close allies of Jang Song-Thaek. One of the 11 executed officials was his aunt, Jang Song-Thaek's elder sister.