Former South Korean president Chun Doo-Hwan and his wife Lee Sun-Ja pictured in 1997. Photo: AFP
Former South Korean president Chun Doo-Hwan and his wife Lee Sun-Ja pictured in 1997. Photo: AFP
South Korea

South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan’s widow apologises for ‘pains and scars’ caused by husband’s brutal rule

  • Chun Doo-hwan never apologised for his atrocities, which included a massacre of hundreds of pro-democracy protesters in the southern city of Gwangju in 1980
  • On Saturday his widow Lee Soon-ja issued a brief apology, but a representative of his victims said her vague expression of remorse rang hollow

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Former South Korean president Chun Doo-Hwan and his wife Lee Sun-Ja pictured in 1997. Photo: AFP
Former South Korean president Chun Doo-Hwan and his wife Lee Sun-Ja pictured in 1997. Photo: AFP
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