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Former South Korean dictator Chun Doo-hwan, the 'Butcher of Gwangju' dies at 90 • FRANCE 24

FRANCE24, 23 Nov 2021
Former South Korean President #Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, his former press aide said. 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.

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