FILE Prominent NKorean defector dies in SKorea, police say


(10 Oct 2010) SHOTLIST
1. Wide of Air Philippines plane arriving at Seoul military airport
2. Mid of now-deceased North Korean defector Hwang Jang-yop walking out of the airplane, followed by fellow defector Kim Duk-hong (former head of research at North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, also served as Hwang’s secretary) Hwang and Kim cheering together “Hurrah!”
3. Mid of Hwang, zoom out of Hwang cheering with Kim “Hurrah!”
4. Hwang Jang-yop walking down plane steps and shaking hands with South Korean government officials
5. Close up of Hwang shaking hands with South Korean government officials and walking towards airport terminal
6. Hwang receiving flowers inside airport terminal, then receiving flowers from a woman who is also a defector
7. Tracking shot of Hwang walking up to podium to speak
8. SOUNDBITE (Korean) Hwang Jang-yop, North Korean Defector:
“I left the North of the divided homeland and came to the South. I want to thank the South Korean government from the bottom of my heart for their careful concern in accepting my petition and allowing me to come to South Korea, and for warmly welcoming me.”
9. Wide of Hwang walking on tarmac of Seoul military airport
10. Wide of Hwang walking inside terminal of Seoul military airport
Hwang Jang-yop, a former senior member of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party who taught ideology to leader Kim Jong Il but defected to South Korea in 1997, has died, police said on Sunday.
A police official said that Hwang had died, but could not offer any additional details.
He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to speak to media.
South Korea’s YTN television and Yonhap news agency both reported the death.
File footage showed Hwang in 1997, arriving at Seoul military airport with fellow defector Kim Duk-hong, former head of research at North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party, and thanking South Korean officials for welcoming him in their country.
YTN said he was found dead at his home.
Yonhap gave his age as 87.
Hwang was the chief architect of North Korea’s guiding “juche” philosophy of self-reliance and was one of the country’s most powerful officials when he fled during a visit to Beijing.
He had tutored leader Kim Jong Il.
Since defecting, Hwang lived in Seoul under tight police security.
He wrote books and delivered speeches condemning Kim’s government as authoritarian.
Hwang’s criticism of the regime he once served earned him the moniker “human scum” in North Korean media reports after his defection, which came on a visit to Beijing.
Two North Korean army majors were sentenced to prison in South Korea in July for plotting to assassinate Hwang.
North Korea has denied the plot, accusing South Korea of staging it to intensify anti-Pyongyang sentiment.
Hwang’s death came as North Korea held a massive military parade on Sunday to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the foundation of the
Workers’ Party.
Kim Jong Il and his son, heir apparent Kim Jong Un, attended the parade broadcast live on North Korean state television.

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