Monday, August 17, 2009
Kim Dae-jung Dead at 83
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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Labels: Korean Society
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