Low-ranking soldiers of the Samjiyeon Special Guards Battalion crossed the border due to ‘harsh acts’ by senior soldiers

Kim Jong-un visits Samjiyon
The panoramic view of the Samjiyon Tourist Area, released by the North Korean Workers’ Party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, in April 2019, announcing the visit of Chairman Kim Jong-un to the Samjiyon construction site. /Photo = Captured from the Rodong Sinmun

It was later reported that a low-ranking soldier (Pr. It is said that the soldier, who was arrested a few days later, was finally publicly executed at the beginning of this month.

According to an insider inside Daily NK on the 29th, Ryommo, a 21-year-old junior soldier of the Samjiyon Special Guard Battalion, was publicly executed on the 7th in the presence of soldiers of the infantry brigade at the infantry brigade shooting range of the Samseok District Guards Station in Pyongyang, in front of officers above the head of the escort headquarters.

Ryom deserted late last month and went to China, but was caught by the Security Service Bureau earlier this month. According to the source, the three members of the Security Bureau’s arrest team of the Guard Bureau crossed the border along the alleged defection route of Mr. Ryom and secretly captured him within five days with the cooperation of the Reconnaissance General Bureau and the Security Agency’s Overseas Anti-Virus Bureau, which are in China.

In the subsequent investigation, Mr. Ryom stated that the reason for moving to China was because he was subjected to harsh treatment within the unit. Unlike ordinary young people who usually enlist at the age of 16 or 17, Ryom, who worked in society for two years and enlisted late at the age of 19, is known to have been bullied by senior soldiers who were actually younger.

Mr. Ryom’s father, who is from the escort bureau, said to the battalion commander of the Samjiyeon Special Guards Battalion, “Please take care of my son because he has gone out (in the military).” Why was the commander’s treatment of Mr. Senior soldiers realizing that this was because of this, they bullied him and bullied him for being a ‘requester’.

Impatient, Mr. Ryom talked to the battalion commander to move the platoon, but he was subjected to much more severe harassment from the senior soldiers of the platoon.

The younger senior soldiers not only made Mr. Ryom do all kinds of chores, such as entrusting him with various laundry, but also put them on the wall, poked their foreheads with their fingers, humiliated them with insulting words, and even made them masturbate with their clothes stripped off.

In the end, Ryom left his seat while working at the guard post at dawn in late last month and went to China. It is said that during the investigation, he stated that he had been working alone for several hours without a replacement, then lost consciousness and ran out impulsively.

The source said, “This is the second time since the early 2000s that a member of the Guard Bureau has fled to China.

It is reported that a low-ranking soldier belonging to the Samjiyeon Special Guard Battalion could not withstand the harsh actions of the senior soldiers and deserted and went to China. /Graphic = Daily NK

According to the principle, Ryom was executed by firing squad, but the commander of the escort, who was informed of the incident, scolded him, “How could this be?” In response, the source said that the political ministry conducted individual conversations with the soldiers of the escort country and received an anonymous report of abusive behavior.

On the other hand, it is said that the escort bureau visited the family of Mr. Ryom, who was shot, and expressed its deepest condolences, saying that the incident occurred due to mismanagement of the unit. The source said, “It is a matter of the party’s principle not to disclose it because it is a matter directly related to the damage to the authority of the Marshal (Chairman Kim Jong-un) that this happened in the escort battalion,” the source said. .

In addition, all of Mr. Ryom’s senior soldiers who committed harsh acts were sent to the Labor Regiment, and it is known that they will be deployed to rough areas such as coal mines and mines after their imprisonment with the Labor Regiment is over.

The source said, “The reason why they were sent to the Labor Solidarity without edification was because they were afraid that this would be known to the outside. I made him take a picture),” he said.

In addition, the Guards Bureau removed the battalion commander of the Samjiyeon Special Guard Battalion, the battalion political adviser, and the security guard, all of which were expelled from the party, withdrew from their positions, and was discharged, and the battalion was also disbanded altogether. Accordingly, it is said that a new escort battalion is currently deployed in the Samjiyon Special Gak.

Meanwhile, as the entire battalion was disbanded, it is reported that considerable dissatisfaction broke out among the military officers who were not directly related to the incident. In this regard, the source said,The officers of the Samjiyeon Special Guard Battalion are given special Pyongyang citizenship cards.” explained.


Source: DailyNK by www.dailynk.com.

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