Prime Minister Chung, memorial to the late Paik Ki-wan

On the evening of the 15th, citizens who visited the vacant place of Baek Ki-wan, director of the Institute for Unification Studies at the funeral hall of Seoul National University Hospital in Jongno-gu, Seoul, line up to condolence. News 1

Prime Minister Jeong Sye-gyun mourned the director of the Institute for Unification Problems Paik Ki-wan, who died on the 15th, and pledged, “Even though Im has gone, the march for Im will never stop.”

Prime Minister Chung left a memorial message on Facebook that afternoon, saying, “I sincerely mourn the death of Mr. Ki-wan Baek,” along with a picture of the deceased.

Prime Minister Jung said, “You were a valiant struggler who rushed against injustice without retreating, and you were a great adult and true teacher of our time who embraced the pain of the people in the field, in the streets, and in the square.” I will not forget my passionate desire for,” he pledged repeatedly.

In addition, he added, “I will open the path of a peaceful unification of the Korean peninsula in accordance with the teacher’s will of’going forward even if it feels like it’s going to fall’.”

At the same time, he also mourned, “Please, be forever.”

The deceased, who devoted his life to the democratization and unification movement, was hospitalized with pneumonia symptoms in January of last year and continued to fight the disease. 89 years old.

Born in Hwanghae-do in 1932, Major General Baek has been involved in social movements since the 1950s, and led a movement against the Korea-Japan summit in 1964. The deceased was also sentenced to prison for the first violator of Emergency Measure 1 in February 74. In addition, in 1979 and 1987, he was imprisoned for leading the YWCA camouflage marriage case and the Bucheon sexual torture exposure contest, respectively.

Baek, who is also the original author of the feature poem’Moonbinari’, the mother of the song’March for Imminence’, served as an independent people candidate in the presidential election in 87 and ran again in 1992. Since then, he has served as the director of the Institute for Unification Studies, which he founded.

Reporter Kim Dong-hwan [email protected]

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