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Chun Doo-hwan

Chun Doo-hwan
Personal data
Date of birth18 January 1931(age 83)
Place of birthHapcheon, South Gyeongsang, Korea now in South Korea
NationalityKorean
Political partyDemocratic Justice
SpouseRhee Soon-ja
ReligionBuddhism
Military service
Service/branchRepublic of Korea Army
RankGeneral
11th and 12th President of South Korea
In office1 September 1980 - 25 February 1988
Prime ministerYoo Chang Soon
Kim Sang Hyup
Chin Iee Chong
Lho Shin Yong
Lee Han Key
Kim Chung Yul
Succeeded byRoh Tae-woo
Preceded byChoi Kyu-ha

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Chun Doo-hwan (born January 18, 1931) was a ROK Army general and the President of South Korea from 1980 to 1988. Chun was sentenced to death in 1996 for his heavy-handed response to the Gwangju Democratization Movement, but later pardoned by President Kim Young-sam with the advice of then President-elect Kim Dae-jung, whom Chun himself had sentenced to death some 20 years earlier.

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Il Gran Premio di Formula 1 in Corea del Sud - Il Legno Storto (Blog) Tweet this news
Il Legno Storto (Blog)--La repressione politica e civile in Corea del Sud fu durissima soprattutto negli anni della dittatura militare di Park Chung-hee (1961-1979) e -Chun Doo-hwan- ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 07:33:32 GMT+00:00
Chun pays 3M won to delay clearing huge fine - JoongAng Daily Tweet this news
JoongAng Daily--Former President -Chun Doo Hwan-, disgraced leader of Korea who was sentenced in 1997 to life imprisonment and ordered to pay 220.5 billion won ($199 million) ... - Date : Thu, 14 Oct 2010 15:02:38 GMT+00:00
Ex-President Pays Minimal Part of Astronomical Fine - The Chosun Ilbo Tweet this news
The Chosun Ilbo--The disgraced former president -Chun Doo-hwan-, who owes the government around W167.2 billion in fines, has coughed up a mere W3 million almost three years ... - Date : Fri, 15 Oct 2010 03:12:01 GMT+00:00
Wenn ein Mörder zu spät kommt - Basler Zeitung Tweet this news
Basler Zeitung--1983 zündeten Agenten Nordkoreas in Rangun eine Bombe gegen Parks Nachfolger, Präsident -Chun Doo-hwan-, als dieser auf Staatsbesuch in Burma weilte. ... - Date : Fri, 29 Oct 2010 02:00:26 GMT+00:00
Is Myanmar diversifying its peaceful nuclear agenda? - International Business Times Tweet this news
International Business Times---...- following an attack by North Korean commandos on the then visiting South Korean President -Chun Doo-hwan- who survived but left 21 people killed. ... - Date : Mon, 02 Aug 2010 09:33:05 GMT+00:00
North Korean foreign minister to visit military-ruled Myanmar - The Canadian Press Tweet this news
The Canadian Press--Myanmar severed diplomatic relations with North Korea in 1983, following a fatal bombing attack during a visit by South Korea's then-President -Chun Doo-hwan- ... - Date : Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:35:28 GMT+00:00
A close presidential confidant, Ahn comes with wealth of legislative experience - JoongAng Daily Tweet this news
JoongAng Daily--The death ignited the June 1987 democratic uprising by citizens, which later put an end of the military dictatorship of President -Chun Doo-hwan- who tried to ... - Date : Wed, 14 Jul 2010 08:57:52 GMT+00:00
PM office staff accused of abusing investigative power - The Korea Herald Tweet this news
The Korea Herald---...- president's hometown of Pohang, of abusing power, comparing it to an influential club of former president -Chun Doo-hwan's- military cronies in the 1980s. ... - Date : Mon, 05 Jul 2010 09:42:10 GMT+00:00
Why are Koreans angry over high growth? - Korea Times Tweet this news
Korea Times--Under the -Chun Doohwan- administration before the Seoul Olympics in 1988, the country achieved this. Even Park Chung-hee failed to realize this goal. ... - Date : Thu, 17 Jun 2010 08:17:42 GMT+00:00
Guilt by association - Korea Times Tweet this news
Korea Times--Authoritarian President -Chun Doo-hwan's- regime introduced the rules to suppress dissidents in 1981. The regulations have not been invoked since then but the ... - Date : Mon, 14 Jun 2010 10:21:07 GMT+00:00

Political offices
Preceded by
Choi Kyu-ha
President of South Korea
1980-1988
Succeeded by
Roh Tae-woo

Presidents of South Korea (List)

Syngman Rhee * Yun Bo-seon * Park Chung-hee * Choi Kyu-hah * Chun Doo-hwan * Roh Tae-woo * Kim Young-sam * Kim Dae-jung * Roh Moo-hyun * Lee Myung-bak |



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