Chun Doo-hwan leaves court in Gwangju, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: EPA

Ex-South Korean strongman Chun Doo-hwan denies defaming Catholic priest he called ‘Satan in disguise’ over Gwangju massacre

  • Former president in his memoirs denied the 1980 killings and still maintains they were committed by North Korean commandoes
  • The 88-year-old repeatedly refused to face trial, with his lawyers saying he had Alzheimer’s disease, despite reports of him playing golf regularly
Topic |   South Korea

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Chun Doo-hwan leaves court in Gwangju, South Korea, on Monday. Photo: EPA
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