Monday, August 17, 2009


Kim Dae-jung Dead at 83

Former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kim Dae-jung has died, a hospital spokesperson said.

Kim, South Korea's president from 1998-2003, had been in and out of hospitals for months do to pneumonia, The New York Times reports.

A long-time opposition leader during Korea's authoritarian past, Kim was imprisoned and nearly killed for his opposition to the military dictatorships of Park Chung-hee and Chun Doo-hwan. This, along with his eventual presidency, earned him comparisons to Nelson Mandela.

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