Kim Won-hong was removed from office as head of the feared ‘bowibu’, or Stasi-like secret police, in mid-January apparently on charges of corruption, abuse of power and human rights abuses. Photo: ReutersKim Won-hong was removed from office as head of the feared ‘bowibu’, or Stasi-like secret police, in mid-January apparently on charges of corruption, abuse of power and human rights abuses. Photo: Reuters
Kim Won-hong was removed from office as head of the feared ‘bowibu’, or Stasi-like secret police, in mid-January apparently on charges of corruption, abuse of power and human rights abuses. Photo: Reuters

Head of North Korea’s secret police sacked for corruption and ‘human rights abuses’, Seoul says

Since taking power in late 2011, Kim Jong-un has executed or purged a slew of high-level government officials in what the South Korean government has described as a ‘reign of terror’

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Kim Won-hong was removed from office as head of the feared ‘bowibu’, or Stasi-like secret police, in mid-January apparently on charges of corruption, abuse of power and human rights abuses. Photo: ReutersKim Won-hong was removed from office as head of the feared ‘bowibu’, or Stasi-like secret police, in mid-January apparently on charges of corruption, abuse of power and human rights abuses. Photo: Reuters
Kim Won-hong was removed from office as head of the feared ‘bowibu’, or Stasi-like secret police, in mid-January apparently on charges of corruption, abuse of power and human rights abuses. Photo: Reuters
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