An interrogation prior to the man’s death lead officials to declare that he was an "anti-revolutionary agitator.”
"Vice premier for education Kim Yong-Jin was executed," unification ministry spokesman Jeong Joon-hee told South Korea’s JoongAng Daily. “Kim Yong-Jin was denounced for his bad sitting posture when he was sitting below the rostrum,” he added.
"He was later accused of being anti-revolutionary following a probe and a firing squad execution was carried out in July," he told the newspaper.
Earlier this week it was reported that Hwang Min, the former agricultural minister, and Ri Yong-jin, a senior official in the education ministry, were also executed at a military academy in Pyongyang using an anti-aircraft gun.
Ri Yong-jin was reportedly executed for dozing off during a meeting with Jong-un. He is at least the second person to meet this fate after falling asleep in the presence of the 32-year-old Jong-un.
In April of 2015, North Korea’s former defense chief Hyon Yong-chol was executed by firing squad for the offense of falling asleep during a meeting attended by the DPRK supreme leader.