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




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, the Yonhap news agency said.Chun had multiple myeloma, a blood cancer which was in remission, and passed away at his Seoul home, Yonhap 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…



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