Former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan pictured on December 30, 1997. Photo: Reuters
Former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan pictured on December 30, 1997. Photo: Reuters
South Korea

South Korea’s ex-president Chun Doo-hwan, who presided over Gwangju massacre, dies age 90

  • Chun had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which was in remission, and passed away at his Seoul home
  • A former military commander, Chun presided over the 1980 Gwangju army massacre of pro-democracy demonstrators, a crime for which he was later convicted and received a commuted death sentence

Topic |   South Korea
Former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan pictured on December 30, 1997. Photo: Reuters
Former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan pictured on December 30, 1997. Photo: Reuters
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