Families of the Jeju April 3 incident victims visit a memorial park in Jeju. Photo: EPA-EFE

‘Lives were sacrificed’: South Korean police apologise for massacres in Jeju sparked by armed uprising in 1948

  • In 1948 on April 3, members of the communist Workers’ Party of Southern Korea – an ally of the organisation that still rules North Korea – launched an armed uprising on Jeju Island
  • The revolt was quickly put down, but sporadic clashes continued, with more than 10,000 civilians killed by South Korean security forces over the next six years
Topic |   South Korea

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Families of the Jeju April 3 incident victims visit a memorial park in Jeju. Photo: EPA-EFE
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