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South Korea 24 Nov 2021 | 7:00 AM

S. Korea’s ‘Butcher of Gwangju’ dies at 90

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

World 26 Oct 2021 | 1:35 PM

South Korea's former president Roh Tae-woo dies at 88 - hospital

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean former president Roh Tae-woo, a decorated war veteran who played a pivotal but controversial role in the transition to democratic elections from rule by authoritarian leaders, has died, a Seoul hospital confirmed.