President Moon pays condolences to the funeral of Bae Eun-shim… “We created democracy in Korea”

President Moon Jae-in pays a wreath at the funeral home of the late Lee Han-yeol’s mother, Bae Eun-shim, at the funeral hall of Chosun University Hospital in Dong-gu, Gwangju, on the afternoon of the 9th. yunhap news

On the 9th, President Moon Jae-in visited the burial place of the late Martyr Lee Han-yeol’s mother, Bae Eun-shim, to commemorate the spirit of the deceased and comfort the bereaved family.

President Moon paid condolences to the burial place of Ms. Bae at the funeral hall of Chosun University Hospital in Dong-gu, Gwangju on the afternoon of the same day, Blue House spokeswoman Park Kyung-mi said in a written briefing.

President Moon stayed at the mortuary for eight minutes from around 4:40 pm.

“The sacrifice and dedication of martyr Lee Han-yeol, the symbol of the June democratic struggle, and Bae Eun-shim, who continued their son’s unfulfilled dream, made today’s democracy in Korea,” President Moon said.

President Moon comforted the members and the bereaved family of the National Democratic Association for the Bereaved Family (Yugahyup), who shared the same purpose with Ms. Bae, and some mourners expressed their gratitude for President Moon’s visit to the mortuary.

On the afternoon of the 9th, at the funeral hall of Chosun University Hospital in Dong-gu, Gwangju, a peony of the National Order of Merit is placed in the funeral home of the late wife Eun-shim Bae, the mother of Han-yeol Lee. yunhap news

Bae passed away on the same day at the age of 82. In June 1987, during the pro-democracy protests, the martyr Lee was killed by police tear gas, and he devoted his life to the pro-democracy movement in the footsteps of his son.

In 1998, Ms. Bae, who took over as chairman of the Yugahyup, urged the enactment of the Democratization Movement Compensation Act and the Special Act to Investigate the Truth of Suspicious Photos, led a 422-day protest in front of the National Assembly, and also participated in the struggle for the Yongsan Disaster in 2009.

As a human rights lawyer, President Moon, who led the uprising in June 1987 in Busan with the late former President Roh Moo-hyun, in June 2020, awarded Ms. Bae the National Order of Merit in recognition of her dedication to the democratization movement. In 2018, I also watched the movie ‘1987’, which dealt with the torture and death of the late Park Jong-cheol and the uprising for democracy in June 1987.

The funeral will be held on three days, and the funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on the 11th, and he will be buried at the National Democracy Martyrs Cemetery in Mangwol-dong, Buk-gu, Gwangju, where he is buried.

Democratic presidential candidate Lee Jae-myung vowed to “must protect the values ​​of democracy and human rights,” and Yoon Seok-yeol, the presidential candidate for People’s Strength, also wrote on social media to mourn, saying, “I will repay you with the restoration and development of democracy.” The wave continued.

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