North Korean Athletes To Face 'Firing Squad' On Return From Winter Olympics
Kim Jong-un has let 22 athletes to cross the border to the arch-rival South Korea
North Korean athletes are facing being killed by firing squad for "stepping out of line" at the Winter Olympics, an expert has claimed.
Kim Jong-un has let 22 athletes to cross the border to the arch-rival South Korea for the Pyeongchang Games on Thursday, but there is a catch.
The athletes will even march with Sout Korean athletes under a "unified" Korea flag, something of which suggests a change in the relationship between the two countries.
Expert in Asian security, Chris Ogden, revealed that the North Korea athletes have been warned that colluding with the South will be met with the death penalty.
The daily star reports: He said: "If they were spying, that would be treason, that would be the death penalty.
"If they were found guilty of, say, spying colluding with people from the other side, that is treason and death."
Now he has revealed the most likely method, and it is absolutely horrifying.
A firing squad consists of a group of North Korean soldiers who use high-powered weapons to shoot the person at close-range.
It has long been reported that executions in this form are held in public, in front of large crowds of horrified onlookers.
Colluding with the South may occur, he adds, if there is an audacious attempt to gain information.
He previously told us: "It could be in the interest of either side, to try and gain better information on the other side.
"But I think within the context of the Olympics it is quite limited."
Daily Star Online also revealed that Kim is likely to send spies to the Olympic Games to ensure athletes are not stepping out of line.