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(Obituary) Dongnyun Jung, the Current Chairperson of the May 18 Memorial Foundation, Has Passed Away
Date : 2022-05-30     Hit : 107

 


 

 

Dongnyun Jung, the current chairperson of the May 18 Memorial Foundation, has passed away. 

 

Dongnyun Jung, the chairperson of the May 18Memorial Foundation, passed away on the morning of May 29, 2022. 

Pray for the repose of the deceased.

 

The chairperson Jung made every effort to inherit the May 18 Spirit by hosting various commemorative events, particularly when he worked as the chairperson of the Commemorative Event Committee for the 42nd anniversary of the May 18 People’s Uprising.

 

The deceased was accused of leading a rebellion during the May 18 Democratic Uprising in 1980 and was sentenced to death for initiating a revolution. He was released from prison in December 1982. He served as the Gwangju People’s Uprising Association President, the cochairperson of the GwangjuJeonnam Alliance for Democratic National Unification, and the chairperson of the May 18Memorial Foundation.

 

Additionally, when he took office as the 14th chairperson of the May 18 Memorial Foundation on May 1, 2021, he said, “I will do my best to broaden and deepen the activities of the May 18 Memorial Foundation for the truth-finding of May 18 and the harmonic relationship between May 18-related organizations.”

 

May 18 Democratic National Funeral (for three days), Funeral Committee Composition

 

May 18 Democratic National Funeral for the late Dongnyun Jung

- Standing chairs: Seokmoo Park (chairperson, Dasan Research Institute), Buddhist Monk Ji Seon (chairperson, Korea Democracy Foundation), Gabsoon Choi (chairperson, Buma Democratic Uprising MemorialFoundation), and Heebeom Koh (chairperson, Jeju 4.3 Peace Foundation)

- Taking charge of the funeral: Kookjoo Moon (president, National Sovereignty Council) and Soonseok Won (former chairperson, Commemorative Event Committee for the May 18 People’s Uprising)

- Working Committee: the May 18 Memorial Foundation, the May 18 Bereaved Families Organization, the May 18 Imprisoned Organization, the May 18 Imprisoned and Injured Organization, the Commemorative Event Committee for the May 18 People’s Uprising, the Chonnam National University Democratic Association, Gwangju Jeonnam Solidarity for Commemoration, and the Gwangju Jeonnam Branch for Democratic Movement

- Memorial altar: Hakdong Geumho Funeral Hall, #301(located in Dong-gu, Gwangju)

- The coffin will be borne out at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, 2022

- Send-off ceremony: 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2022, May 18 Democratic Plaza

 

Brief profile of the deceased

- Name: Dongnyun Jung

- Birthdate: November 23, 1943 (79 years old)

- Passing: May 29, 2022 (Sunday), due to cardiac arrest

- Family of the deceased: Myungja Lee (former president, May Mother’s House), Jaeheon Jung, and Jaechul Jung (sons)

 


 

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