Time To End Korea's Other Tyranny

Half a revolution has taken place in South Korea. On Aug. 26, former President Chun Doo-Hwan received a death sentence, and his successor, Roh Tae Woo, a 22-year jail term for their roles in a 1979 military coup and the 1980 student massacre in Kwangju city. It's a historic cleansing for Korea, a catharsis that finally puts an end to the nation's authoritarian past and punctuates its choice of a democratic political system.

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