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Obituaries

Former South Korea President Chun Doo-hwan dies at 90

One-time military dictator presided over 1980 Gwangju army massacre

Former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan in 1997.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) -- Former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan, whose iron-fisted rule of the country following a 1979 military coup sparked massive democracy protests, died on Tuesday at the age of 90, his former press aide said.

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