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Another Korean ex-president faces the judge

Korea’s most notorious ex-president – who grabbed power via a coup, deployed special forces to bloodily suppress pro-democracy protesters and then escaped a death sentence – found himself in a court hearing on Monday facing an unusual charge. Despite his 88 years, Chun Doo-hwan appeared defiant. Surrounded by bodyguards, the bald, stocky Vietnam veteran and former […]