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Mahan Air: Tehran-Gwangju flight landed safely

Irna 03 Oct 2022
... to the news regarding the bomb threat on Airbus A340 from Tehran to Gwangju.
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Bodies of child, parents found in vehicle recovered from water

Korea Times 01 Jul 2022
The National Forensic Service performed forensic autopsies on the remains of Cho Yu-na, a Gwangju elementary school student, and her parents in their 30s but ...
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Ruling party secures major victory in local elections: exit poll

Korea Times 01 Jun 2022
The DPK beat the PPP for mayoral posts in Gwangju, and for provincial governor posts in South Jeolla, North Jeolla and Jeju Special Self-governing Province ... Photo News. The DPK's Gwangju mayoral candidate Kang Ki-jung beat his PPP rival Joo Gi-hwan 77.4 to 15.4 percent, and the ...
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Rare photos may shed new light on 1980 Gwangju Uprising

Asahi News 25 May 2022
The late photographer Katsuo Aoi, who belonged to The Asahi Shimbun’s Osaka Head Office, took hundreds of photos documenting the Gwangju Uprising ... Aoi, alongside Tadaomi Saito, an Asahi reporter covering city news at the Osaka Head Office, entered Gwangju in 1980 from May 19 to 23 and returned there from May 27 to 28.
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S. Korean civic groups hold anti-Russia protests, call for peace in Ukraine

The Siasat Daily 28 Feb 2022
Activists representing about 400 civic groups, including People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy and the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, urged Moscow to stop its attack on Ukraine and the international community to swiftly provide humanitarian support to Ukrainians, Yonhap news agency reported.
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German pastor who backed Korean pro-democracy movement dies

Korea Times 11 Feb 2022
Schneiss is well known for requesting German journalist Jurgen Hinzpeter in 1980 to film the military's bloody crackdown on protesters in the southwestern city of Gwangju ... In May 1980, he was informed of the Gwangju uprising by his Japanese wife, Kiyoko, who was traveling to Seoul at the time ... Hinzpeter flew to Gwangju and recorded the bloodshed.
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South Korea reports 2 Omicron-linked deaths

The Siasat Daily 03 Jan 2022
These are reportedly the first deaths in the country linked to the highly transmissible variant, Yonhap News Agency reported. Health authorities in Gwangju, 329 kM south of Seoul, said two recently deceased coronavirus patients in the city, both in their 90s, have posthumously tested positive for the Omicron variant.
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Japan rapped over Korean women's requests for wartime work records

Kyodo 08 Dec 2021
Chong Sin Yong appeared at a news conference held in the southwestern city of Gwangju on Tuesday along with officials of a civic group that supports her and other women who are claiming they were forced to work for a Japanese manufacturer when young and seeking damages from the company ... Korea skip 3-way news conference with U.S.
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Death of South Korea’s Military Dictator Chun Leaves Tension Unresolved

Voa News 27 Nov 2021
Hearing the sudden news he died — though I expected he will one day pass away — I frankly felt empty at that moment.”. Lee, 66, observed firsthand the violent suppression of the 1980 uprising against Chun’s military rule in the southwestern city of Gwangju ... “Many Gwangju citizens were filled with rage when they heard the news Tuesday.
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Chun Doo-hwan obituary: Vilified former military dictator of South Korea

The Irish Times 24 Nov 2021
In May 1980, people in Gwangju, Kim Dae-jung’s political home base, rose up in protest, chanting, “Down with Chun Doo-hwan!” ... It criticised Chun’s martial law and called for restraint in Gwangju, but the government-controlled South Korean news media reported that the United States had approved Chun’s dispatch of troops there.
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Notable deaths

News-Press Now 24 Nov 2021
His wide-ranging career included stints as a news editor, sports writer, time on the AP's General Desk and two years as correspondent in St ... Fernando González, AP head of Caribbean news, dies in Cuba ... He said that "fake news" about the Gwangju crackdown has been fed by Chun's refusal to fully acknowledge what happened.
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Former South Korean Military Dictator Chun Doo-hwan Dies Aged 90 - Reports

Urdu Point 23 Nov 2021
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 23rd November, 2021) Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, harshly criticized for the brutal suppression of the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, died at the age of 90, media reported on Tuesday ... (23.00 GMT) after combating chronic disease, the Yonhap news Agency reported.
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Ex-South Korean strongman Chun Doo-hwan dies at age 90

Las Vegas Sun 23 Nov 2021
Chun quickly consolidated his power by launching a bloody crackdown on a civil uprising in Gwangju ... Chun never apologized and refused to acknowledge he was behind orders to fire on demonstrators in Gwangju ... He said that “fake news” about the Gwangju crackdown has been fed by Chun's refusal to fully acknowledge what happened.
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Tue. 8:08 a.m.: Ex-South Korean strongman Chun Doo-hwan dies at age 90

The Vindicator 23 Nov 2021
Chun quickly consolidated his power by launching a bloody crackdown on a civil uprising in Gwangju ... Chun never apologized and refused to acknowledge he was behind orders to fire on demonstrators in Gwangju ... He said that “fake news” about the Gwangju crackdown has been fed by Chun’s refusal to fully acknowledge what happened.
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Former South Korean military dictator Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

Straits Times 23 Nov 2021
... crisis and denied sending troops into Gwangju ... An association of survivors' groups said at a news conference yesterday that it was lamentable that Mr Chun died without apologising for the coup and Gwangju "massacre", vowing to continue seeking the truth and "justice of history".

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