While we continue to struggle with questions of the most humane methods of execution, North Korea (the second happiest place on Earth) has implemented a new approach: death by mortar. Kim Chol, vice minister of the army, was executed by mortar for partying during the official mourning period following the death of the “Dear One,” Kim Jong-il.
Kim Chol was seen drinking and carousing during the long mourning period and Kim Jong-un reportedly ordered to leave “no trace of him behind, down to his hair.” That led North Korean officials to look to death-by-mortar-shell as the chosen execution vehicle.
Kim Jong-un is reportedly using such excuses to purge the ranks of the military and government. In most countries, this results in an unwelcomed letter of termination. In North Korea, some guys come to your house with a mortar shell and a mop.