|Chun Doo-hwan Constantly Escaping From Court Trail But Playing Golf|
|Date : 2019-11-12 Hit : 201|
Chun Doo-hwan Constantly Escaping From Court Trail But Playing Golf
Ex-Dictator Chun Doo-hwan has continuously escaped from court trail in Gwangju and recently, on 11th November 2019, he again failed to appear in court in Gwangju. Chun has been facing defamation charges from relatives of the late priest Cho Chul-hyun regarding the 1980 Gwangju Democratic Uprising. In 2017 he published his biography and distorted the history of the Gwangju Democratic Uprising by emphasizing that there were nobullets fired from helicopters during the Uprising. He also accused the late priest Cho Chul-hyun of making a malicious argument and stated that he shouldbe ashamed of calling himself a clergyman. The late priest Cho Chul-hyun was an eyewitness of the 1980 Uprising and testified that he saw a helicopter firing live bullets on protesters during the May 18 Uprising. However, Chun called the latepriest “Satan wearing a mask”.
The May 18 bereaved Families and activist protesting against Chun
In response to Chun’s lies, Cho’srelatives and activists sued him for defamation in April 2017. The prosecution and government commission found that army helicopters had fired bullets on Gwangju civilians during the Gwangju Democratic Uprising.
Recently, on Friday November 8th,2019, Justice Party Vice-Chairman released a video footage showing Ex-dictator Chun playing golf with his companions which sparked anger among ordinary people.
The May 18 Memorial Foundation immediately released a statement against it and condemned Chun’s lame excusefor avoiding court trail while enjoying golf. According to the Foundation this is an insult and mockery of history. It hurts the feelings of May 18 bereaved families, families of the late priest and ordinary people who are waiting for justice, and it is difficult to describe their infuriation in words. Chun has cited dementia as a lame excuse to avoid the court trial. But recent video footages reveals that is false excuse. Therefore, the Foundation urges the respected court that it shouldn’t be lenient and that justice should be done, as justice delayed mean justice denied.
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