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August 21, 1989
An opposition member of South Korea's National Assembly who is facing spy charges has told defense lawyers that he lied when he implicated his party boss, Kim Dae Jung, in a secret trip to North Korea, a party spokesman said. The spokesman said Suh Kyung Won, of Kim's Party for Peace and Democracy, told his lawyers that he was forced to give false testimony to prosecutors that he had given Kim, a former presidential candidate, $10,000 out of funds received from North Korea.
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August 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government today indicted Kim Dae Jung, leader of South Korea's largest opposition party, and two lawmakers on charges of failing to report a legislator's secret trip to Communist North Korea. Prosecutors issued a statement saying the three were accused of failing to report the visit of National Assemblyman Suh Kyung Won to the north in August, 1988. The statement said they would not be detained.
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August 25, 1989 | From Associated Press
The government today indicted Kim Dae Jung, leader of South Korea's largest opposition party, and two lawmakers on charges of failing to report a legislator's secret trip to Communist North Korea. Prosecutors issued a statement saying the three were accused of failing to report the visit of National Assemblyman Suh Kyung Won to the north in August, 1988. The statement said they would not be detained.
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August 21, 1989
An opposition member of South Korea's National Assembly who is facing spy charges has told defense lawyers that he lied when he implicated his party boss, Kim Dae Jung, in a secret trip to North Korea, a party spokesman said. The spokesman said Suh Kyung Won, of Kim's Party for Peace and Democracy, told his lawyers that he was forced to give false testimony to prosecutors that he had given Kim, a former presidential candidate, $10,000 out of funds received from North Korea.
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August 26, 1990 | Associated Press
South Korea's supreme court rejected appeals by a dissident lawmaker Friday and upheld espionage charges against him and a 10-year prison sentence. The court ruled that Suh Kyung-won was guilty of espionage by leaking state secrets during his trip to communist North Korea. Suh had claimed that security officials forced him to make false confessions
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June 29, 1989 | SAM JAMESON, Times Staff Writer
South Korean President Roh Tae Woo said Wednesday that he has intentionally refused to "impose democracy from the top" and will continue to refrain from exercising "public power" to solve the country's mounting problems. Democracy, he said, "is not something that can be forced upon the people" but must develop "through self-regulation and self-help" by people in all sectors of society. Roh also spoke out against demands by some U.S. members of Congress that American forces stationed in South Korea be reduced, saying the troops have helped to maintain peace and stability for more than 35 years.
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July 1, 1989 | DAVID HOLLEY, Times Staff Writer,
In an act of political defiance that could have major repercussions on the divided Korean Peninsula, a young Korean woman from Seoul flew into Pyongyang on Friday to attend a sports and cultural festival as a representative of radical students in the south.
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