Amateur surgeons executed, woman murdered in Pyongyang
Daily NK sources recently reported that two amateur facial surgeons were executed by North Korean authorities for performing illegal facial surgeries and a woman was murdered by an intoxicated man. Both of the incidents occurred in North Korea’s capital, Pyongyang.
Sources in the city report that the two incidents occurred back-to-back and have struck fear in the hearts of many people in the city.
AMATEUR SURGERY TURNS TRAGIC
Sources in Pyongyang told Daily NK on Thursday that two North Koreans who had gone abroad and learned basic plastic surgery and tattooing techniques had established themselves in Pyongyang as technicians performing facial surgeries.
During the course of their work, however, one of their patients died and they came under investigation by the police.
Facial surgery in this context refers to surgical treatments that include double eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), eyebrow tattoos, as well as treatments for the lips and near the eyes.
In North Korea, these surgical procedures are generally performed by technicians without medical training – at private homes rather than hospitals. Many patients end up with negative side effects and even die due to unhygienic conditions. ......