North Korea is struggling to afford the cost of preserving the corpses of their former leaders, Kim Il-sung
and his son Kim Jong-il.
Phil Robertson, deputy Asia director at Human Rights Watch, said: "Kim Il-sung
's rule was based on ruthless rights abuses, including frequent use of enforced disappearances and deadly prison camps to inflict fear and repress any voices challenging his rule.
Summary: Pyongyang [North Korea], July 9 (ANI): North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Monday paid a visit to the country's national mausoleum, the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, on the occasion of the 25th death anniversary of his grandfather and the regime's founding leader Kim Il-sung
, according to state media.
The site in the Myohyang mountains was built in 1978 by grandfather Kim Il-sung
and houses 115,000 pieces.
The International Friendship Exhibition was built by current leader Kim Jong-Un's grandfather, Kim Il-Sung
, as a monument to brainwash North Koreans into believing there is "worldwide support for the government".
Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce & Industry, also attended the military parade held at the Kim Il-sung
The bloodline of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung
, his son Jong-il and grandson Jong-un is apparent.
North Koreans mocked US president Trump's warning of a military attack as they marched on Kim Il-sung
Square in Pyongyang.
The launch came a day after North Korea carried out a massive (http://www.ibtimes.com/north-korea-military-parade-2017-live-stream-watch-kim-jong-uns-regime-celebrate-2525848) military parade to marked the 105th birth anniversary of the regime's founder and Kim Jong Un's grandfather Kim Il-Sung
. The event saw thousands of North Korean troops, along with the country's arsenal of missiles, being paraded down the Kim Il-sung
Huge billboards of late leaders Kim Il-sung
and Kim Jong-il are plastered on major thoroughfares as well as school buildings.
PYONGYANG (CyHAN)- The wife of the incumbent North Korean leader has made her first public appearance this year; Ri Sol-Ju took part in festivities to mark the birthday anniversary of the country's founding leader Kim Il-Sung
, the DPRK's state media reported on April 14.