US media report North Korea leader Kim Jong Un is brain dead. Speculation is swirling, such as
- Kim is recovering
- He is in ‘grave danger’
- Kin is brain dead
He was absent on NK test missile firings on April 14 and on the ‘Day of the Sun’ celebration of his grandfather and the country’s founder, Kim II Sung on April 15.
Inevitably, his absence prompted speculation and rumour, none of which is easy to substantiate.
Kim Jong-un last appeared in state media on 12 April “inspecting a pursuit assault plane group” in a handout that is undated. As ever, the images portrayed him as relaxed and at ease.
We know he chaired a key political meeting the day before, from state media despatches. But he has not been seen since.