The Gwangju District Court on Monday found former President Chun Doo Hwan guilty of defaming a priest who had documented the brutal military crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Gwangju in 1980.
Prosecutors on Monday recommended a jail sentence of 18 months for Korea’s former strongman Chun Doo Hwan, two years after he was indicted for defaming a priest who penned a harrowing account of the bloody military crackdown on the Gwangju Uprising.
Statues are undergoing new scrutiny. After the death of George Floyd in May, many statues have been removed in the United States. Protestors removed the statue of Confederate General Albert Pike in Washington on June 19. It was...
President Moon Jae-in on Wednesday bestowed orders of civil merit on 12 people, including parents of late pro-democracy activists, during an anniversary ceremony for a 1987 uprising against the authoritarian rule of Chun Doo Hwan.
President Moon Jae-in on Monday promised a reinvestigation of the 1980 massacre of pro-democracy activists in Gwangju to find out who ordered the mass shootings.