Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, who seized power following a 1979 coup, died on Tuesday aged 90. The former army general has faced widespread criticism for presiding over the 1980 Gwangju massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators.
Eight years after he left office, Chun Doo-hwan was sentenced to death on sedition and mutiny charges stemming from his role in the 1979 coup. But he was pardoned in 1997.
South Korean ex-dictator Chun Doo-hwan, who brutally crushed opponents until mass demonstrations forced him out, died at his home in Seoul, according to media reports.
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culprit ?oracle? Emm, have repressed the democracy demonstration campaign and launched a military coup ,that’s sounded have the refulgent agone experience ,but he also a reprobate of bribing and embezzlement.
Vincent Lee Chun was initially sentenced to death but that changed to a life sentence through appeals. Roh was sentenced to 17.5 years in the end, but both were commuted by then-president Kim Young-sam in 1997 and released.