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North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un’s ex girlfriend brought to the inner circle four years after “execution over sextape”

The ex-girlfriend of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been promoted to his inner circle – four years after reports she had been executed.

Singer Hyon Song-wol was said to have been put to death by firing squad in August 2013 for allegedly making a sex tape.

But a year later the rumours were quashed when she appeared on national television.

During her brief cameo, she praised Kim Jong-un for his work in the arts sector.

Hyon fronts an all-female propaganda music group called Moranbong Band famous for a series of big hits including “The Footsteps of Soldiers”, “I Love Pyongyang” and “Excellent Horse Like Lady”.

Now her close ties with Jong-un have been taken to the next level as he moved her into his party’s central committee.

Kim Jong-un’s ex-girlfriend Hyon Song-wol
The pop star fronts an all-female group known for propaganda songs

The reshuffle was announced to mark the founding anniversary of the ruling North’s Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) on October 10.

In a report Kim Jong-un claimed that North Korea’s “national economy has grown on their strength this year” despite the economic sanctions the country faces because of its nuclear programme.

Jong-un announced a reshuffle on the anniversary of his party’s founding (Image: REUTERS)
Excellent Horse-Like Lady - Hyon Song-wol
It caps a remarkable turnaround for singer Hyon Song-wol

He added: “The nuclear weapons of the DPRK are a precious fruition borne by its people’s bloody struggle for defending the destiny and sovereignty of the country from the protracted nuclear threats of the U.S. imperialists.”

Hyon Song-wol and Kim Jong-un met around 13 years ago, before either was married, but the dictator was forced by his father, Kim Jong-il, to end the relationship.

His jilted lover is understood to have later married an officer in the North Korean military and gave birth to his child.

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