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Biography for Hyon Chol-hae

Name: Hyon Chol-hae
Title: General
Organisation: North Korean People’s Army
Nationality: Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
General: SOURCE: INFOSPHERE AB: Gen. Hyon Chol-hae, the deputy director of the general political department of the North Korean People’s Army (KPA) has been North Korean leader Kim Jong-il’s most frequent companion on official occasions. Hyon has accompanied Kim, who is said to be recovering from a stroke, on 32 occasions during 2008-  The KPA's general political department, which Hyon controls as deputy director, is in charge of the entire KPA organization. A graduate of the Mangyongdae Revolutionary School, which families and descendants of the anti-Japanese partisans attend, he controls the school's graduates, most of whom serve in the military. During the Korean War, he was Kim Il-sung’s bodyguard. He accompanied Kim junior on his visit to China in 2001. Hyon stood on the platform alongside other North Korean leaders during a military parade on North Korea’s 60th anniversary on Sept. 9., Nnormally only vice marshals or higher-ranking military officers are allowed to stand on the platform, and Hyon, a general, was an unprecedented exception. It seems that Hyon Chol-hae is currently running North Korea behind the scenes. He is expected to play a leading role in laying the foundation for the post-Kim Jong-il era according to Kim’s wishes. Hyon also has connections with Kim's second son Jong-chol Hyon reports directly to Kim Jong-il.
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