Kim Jong-Il rehabilitates brother-in-law, elevates second son, as North Korea prepares for change

November 2007
East-Asia-Intel Reports;11/28/2007, p10
The reports on the rehabilitation of Jang Song-Taek, brother-in-law of North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il, and the appointment of Kim Jong-Chol as deputy chief of a leadership division in the ruling Workers' Party. Jang's daughter committed suicide and he suffered a back injury when his Mercedes was struck by a military vehicle. Meanwhile, the appointment of Kim Jong-Chol made him the most likely to succeed his father, a Japanese newspaper said.


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