April 13, 1990 |
South Korean President Roh Tae Woo granted a special pardon Thursday to a North Korean woman condemned to death for placing a time bomb on a Korean Air jetliner that disappeared over Southeast Asia late in 1987 with 115 people aboard. Information Minister Choe Byung Yul said Kim Hyon Hui, 28, a confessed agent for Communist North Korea, will not be executed despite a March 27 Supreme Court ruling upholding her sentence.
February 10, 1988 |
Four unidentified South Korean directors are locked in a bidding war for the rights to the story of Kim Hyon-hui, the self-confessed North Korean agent who says she planted explosives aboard a South Korean airliner that crashed last November, killing 115 people.
March 7, 1989 |
Hundreds of police and security guards held back vengeful relatives today as a confessed North Korean agent went on trial for the bombing of a South Korean airliner that killed 115 people. "I'm here to kill you!" shouted one person. "Bring back my husband!" another screamed at Kim Hyon Hui as security agents led her into the courtroom.
February 5, 1988 |
U.S. officials unveiled evidence Thursday linking the bombing of a South Korean airliner to North Korean officials and told Congress they believe that Kim Jong Il, the son and heir apparent of North Korean President Kim Il Sung, was responsible. At a House subcommittee hearing, State Department officials said the United States has confirmed the account of Kim Hyon Hui, the North Korean woman who recently confessed in Seoul that she had carried out the terrorist action.
January 25, 1988 |
Japan will impose sanctions on North Korea for its suspected role in the November bombing of a South Korean airliner that killed all 115 aboard, leading Japanese newspapers reported Sunday. The Daily Yomiuri said the Japanese government will impose a seven-point program of sanctions against North Korea. The sanctions are expected to be announced Tuesday. Japan will cooperate closely with South Korea to prevent terrorist attacks at the Summer Olympics in Seoul, which open Sept.
April 12, 1990 |
President Roh Tae Woo granted a special pardon today to a North Korean woman condemned to death for placing a time bomb on a Korean Air jetliner that disappeared over Southeast Asia late in 1987 with 115 people aboard. Information Minister Choe Byung Yul said Kim Hyon Hui, 28, a former child actress who was a confessed agent for communist North Korea, will not be hanged despite a March 27 Supreme Court ruling upholding her death sentence.