No matter how bad things seem to be here in Spain, we should count ourselves lucky that we do not live in North Korea where freedom of speech is simply not possible.
Following his trial, Jang Song Thaek who had helped the transition of Kim Jong Un into power, was executed.
The statement at the trial, translated to English, says:-
'From long ago, Jang had a dirty political ambition’. 'He dared not raise his head when Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il were alive.
'He began revealing his true colours, thinking that it was just the time for him to realize his wild ambition in the period of historic turn when the generation of the revolution was replaced.'
The statement added: 'Every sentence of the decision served as sledge-hammer blow brought down by our angry service personnel and people on the head of Jang, an anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional element and despicable political careerist and trickster.
'The accused is a traitor to the nation for all ages who perpetrated anti-party, counter-revolutionary factional acts in a bid to overthrow the leadership of our party and state and the socialist system.
'Despicable human scum Jang, who was worse than a dog, perpetrated thrice-cursed acts of treachery in betrayal of such profound trust and warmest paternal love shown by the party and the leader for him.'
It said that while most broke 'into enthusiastic cheers that shook the conference hall' when the North Korean leader was chosen, Jang only clapped 'half-heartedly'.
It added: 'He let the decadent capitalist lifestyle find its way to our society by distributing all sorts of pornographic pictures among his confidants since 2009. He led a dissolute, depraved life, squandering money wherever he went.
'He took at least 4.6 million Euro from his secret coffers and squandered it in 2009 alone and enjoyed himself in casino in a foreign country. These facts alone clearly show how corrupt and degenerate he was.'