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The World : 2 Fired in S. Korean Death

January 21, 1987

South Korean President Chun Doo Hwan fired his home minister and national police chief over the torture death of a student activist in police custody. The student, Park Jong Chul, 21, died last week from having his throat pressed against the edge of a bathtub while his head was pushed into water. Kim Chong Hoh was replaced as home minister by Chung Ho Yong, a former army chief of staff, and the national police director, Kang Min Chang, was replaced by the Seoul police director, Lee Yong Chang.

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