Kim Jong-un's Aunt Reappears on TV

North Korean state TV on Tuesday showed images of leader Kim Jong-un's aunt Kim Kyong-hui, the widow of executed eminence grise Jang Song-taek, after a period when she was edited out of propaganda footage.

It is unclear whether this means that she has been rehabilitated.

The footage in question appeared in a film about Kim Jong-un's sports-related activities and showed Kim Kyong-hui touring a soccer stadium alongside her nephew.

In this screen grab on [North] Korean Central Television aired on Wednesday, Kim Kyong-hui tours a soccer stadium with Kim Jong-un and his wife. In this screen grab on [North] Korean Central Television aired on Wednesday, Kim Kyong-hui tours a soccer stadium with Kim Jong-un and his wife.

On April 15, a repeat of a film showing senior officials paying their respects to former leader Kim Jong-il at the Kumsusan Palace of the Sun, Kim Kyong-hui had been edited out.

A government official here speculated at the time that this could mean she had been purged and relieved of all party posts.

Rumors circulated in North Korea that she had committed suicide after her husband's execution. She has still not been seen in public again.

englishnews@chosun.com / May 01, 2014 09:24 KST