Ex-president Chun Doo-hwan dies

남상현 / 2021-11-23 11:08:19
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Ex-president Chun Doo-hwan dies

Former President Chun Doo-hwan (R) and his successor, Roh Tae-woo, stand in prison uniforms in a courtroom on trial for numerous counts of insurgency, graft and murder in Seoul, in this file photo dated Aug. 26, 1996. The historic trial ended with Chun sentenced to death and Roh to a prison term of 22 1/2 years, but the two were later pardoned. Chun, a general-turned strongman who seized power through a 1979 military coup and ruthlessly quelled a pro-democracy civil uprising in the city the following year, died on Nov. 23, 2021, aides said. He was 90. (Yonhap)

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