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Korean Presidents Freed

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Korean Presidents Freed

Korean Presidents Freed

Korean Presidents Freed

Only Available in Archive Formats.

— NPR's Julie McCarthy reports that South Korea's outgoing president Kim Young Sam has freed two former South Korean presidents from prison. Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae Woo were imprisoned for taking part in a 1979 coup and for violently quashing a pro-democracy movement. President-elect Kim Dae Jung agreed to free the two men in an effort to unify the country.