Democratic Party presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung emphasized that it is correct to call ‘Chun Doo-hwan’ “Mr. Chun Doo-hwan.”
The news that Chun Doo-hwan passed away on the morning of the 23rd drew attention to whether presidential candidates would pay condolences. On the same day, Candidate Jae-myung Lee also received a question from reporters about ‘Condolences to Chun Doo-hwan’ after announcing the promise of great digital transformation at the Democratic Party of Korea in Yeouido, Seoul.
“You should call me Chun Doo-hwan, not the former president.”
Candidate Jae-myung Lee said, “Mr. Chun Doo-hwan is the main culprit of the insurrection massacre, as has been clearly identified. He did not reflect and apologize to the people until the last moment for this unforgivable crime, which killed at least hundreds of people and usurped state power for his own private desires.”
At the same time, Candidate Jae-myung Lee resolutely said, “I have no intention of condolences in the current state.”
Candidate Jae-myung Lee said about the title ‘Mr. Chun Doo-hwan’, saying, “It is correct to call him Mr. Chun Doo-hwan since the presidential courtesy has been deprived.” When it comes to ‘Chun Doo-hwan’, the media also uses different ways of writing it.
Chun Doo-hwan was stripped of the former president’s courtesy by the Supreme Court ruling in 1997. Act on Courtesy of Former Presidents This is because Article 7 stipulates that if a sentence of imprisonment without prison labor or heavier punishment is confirmed, the courtesy shall be deprived.
The Supreme Court sentenced Chun Doo-hwan to life imprisonment for responsibility for the 12/12 military uprising and the 5/18 pro-democracy movement. Roh Tae-woo was also sentenced to 17 years in prison at this trial. At the time, Chun Doo-hwan, who stood in court at the time, took issue with the trial itself, saying, “The legitimacy of the past government is being judged under the slogan of ‘making history right’, but no matter how powerful the power in reality is, you cannot arbitrarily organize and cut history.” Afterwards, President Kim Young-sam granted special pardons to Chun Doo-hwan and Roh Tae-woo.
Last month, Roh Tae-woo condolences
Earlier last month, candidate Lee Jae-myung visited the burial place of Roh Tae-woo and paid tribute. At the time, Candidate Jae-myung Lee posted on Facebook, “Ex-President Roh left a light and a shadow in our modern history. It is commendable that the children of the deceased have apologized to the May 18 Heroic Spirit several times and paid their respects.”
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