25 November 2005

Sad Fate of the Kwangju Police Chief in 1980

Antti Leppäsen at Hunjangûi karûch'im offers a poignant glimpse at the sad fate of An Byeong-ha, chief of police in Kwangju at the time of the uprising and its brutal suppression in May 1980. An refused orders to use overwhelming force and paid for his courageous stand by being arrested and tortured so badly that he never recovered his health until the day he died in 1988.

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