Ex-president Chun Doo-hwan dies

남상현 / 2021-11-23 11:11:25
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Ex-president Chun Doo-hwan dies

In this file photo, former President Chun Doo-hwan (C, front) reads out the so-called alley statement in front of his house in Seoul on the morning of Dec. 2, 1995, after prosecutors issued him a subpoena. Chun and his successor, Roh Tae-woo, stood trial on numerous counts of insurgency, graft and murder in Seoul on 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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