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August 27, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung, indicted in a national security case, said Saturday that he will try to rally South Korea's splintered opposition forces for a new campaign to push government reforms. Kim, head of the Party for Peace and Democracy, said his indictment Friday "is tantamount to the government of (President) Roh Tae Woo declaring it has given up its willingness to carry out reforms toward democracy." "There are over 900 political prisoners in jail.
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August 27, 1989 | From Times Wire Services
Opposition leader Kim Dae Jung, indicted in a national security case, said Saturday that he will try to rally South Korea's splintered opposition forces for a new campaign to push government reforms. Kim, head of the Party for Peace and Democracy, said his indictment Friday "is tantamount to the government of (President) Roh Tae Woo declaring it has given up its willingness to carry out reforms toward democracy." "There are over 900 political prisoners in jail.
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August 26, 1989 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, Times Staff Writer
Nearly a year after South Korea put on the Olympic Games and proudly displayed to the world its vibrant economy and fledgling democracy, the government appears to be turning the clock back to darker days of political intolerance.
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August 26, 1989 | KARL SCHOENBERGER, Times Staff Writer
Nearly a year after South Korea put on the Olympic Games and proudly displayed to the world its vibrant economy and fledgling democracy, the government appears to be turning the clock back to darker days of political intolerance.
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March 13, 1998 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the most sweeping pardon in South Korean history, President Kim Dae Jung, a former political prisoner, today announced an amnesty for 5.5 million South Koreans. For the first time in history, the pardon was extended to some--though not all--of the prisoners who refuse to renounce their Communist ideology or loyalty to North Korea. More than 5 million of those being pardoned are people convicted of drunken driving, check-bouncing and other such offenses.
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September 16, 2002 | BARBARA DEMICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three U.S. soldiers were assaulted on a Seoul subway over the weekend, and one was briefly abducted by South Korean university students on their way to an anti-American demonstration, the U.S. military reported Sunday. The U.S. Embassy here lodged an immediate protest with the South Korean government over the incident and the way it was handled by local police. There were sharply conflicting versions of who was at fault in what apparently started as a brawl on the subway.
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