There have been reports that a rumoured ex-girlfriend of the North Korean leader dictator Kim Jong-un has been executed by firing squad.
Singer Hyon Song-wol was best known for her 2005 song Excellent Horse-Like Lady:
The singer was believed to have been executed with several other performers on charges of pornography and for being political dissidents after some of them had bibles in their possession.
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