Seosan Football Stadium

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Seosan Football Stadium is a football stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea. It is currently used mostly for football matches. The stadium holds about 25,000 people.[1]It was built by the North Korean army in the late 1980s for the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students.[2][3] It lies next to Ryanggang Hotel which was completed around the same time in 1989.

Public Executions[edit]

The Seosan Football Stadium is reported to have been the site of public executions, notably those of former Director of the Planning and Financial Department of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party, Pak Nam-gi and colleagues including Vice-Chairperson of the National Planning Commission on March 12, 2010[4] following the unpopular currency redenomination of the previous year.[4] Eyewitness accounts suggest that these executions were performed by firing squad.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Stadiums in North Korea". World Stadiums. 2013-05-20. Archived from the original on 2013-05-20. Retrieved 2013-05-20. 
  2. ^ North Korea Quarterly. Institute of Asian Affairs. 1991. p. 84. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Chong-il Kim (1997). Selected Works: 1987-1989. Foreign Languages Publishing House. p. 303. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Lee Sung Jin. "Execution Confirmed by Capital Source", Daily NK. Retrieved on 2010-12-27.
  5. ^ ^ Demick, Barbara (2010). Nothing to Envy: Real Lives in North Korea (UK ed.). Granta Publications. ISBN 978-1-84708-141-4..

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Coordinates: 39°0′19″N 125°41′29″E / 39.00528°N 125.69139°E / 39.00528; 125.69139