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Thu Jan 17, 2019, 05:08 AM

Witnesses claim to have seen Chun Doo-hwan play golf around time of his first trial

Former South Korean president Chun Doo-hwan, 88, who is being tried on charges of defaming the deceased, declined to appear at the first hearing of his criminal case in Aug. 2018 because he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. But now the Hankyoreh has learned that Chun went golfing around the same time. Witnesses also say they saw Chun and his wife, Lee Sun-ja, at the same golf course this past December.

In a memoir published in Apr. 2017, Chun described the late Catholic father Cho Cheol-hyeon (also known as Cho Pius) as “Satan wearing a mask.” Cho testified that government martial law troops had fired on protesters from helicopters during the Gwangju Uprising in May 1980. Chun was indicted without detention on May 3, 2018, on the charge of libeling Cho.

Chun’s first hearing was held on Aug. 27, 2018, at the Gwangju District Court, but Chun didn’t appear at court, explaining that his Alzheimer’s symptoms were getting worse. He also failed to appear at the second hearing, which was held on Jan. 7, for similar reasons.


Chun and his party were also spotted by an individual surnamed Lee, 50. “I saw them from less than five meters away. And while I was playing golf, I could see them on the course behind me. Chun was walking around without a cane and hitting the ball without anyone’s help, and he didn’t seem to have any major health problems. In fact, he looked young. He sometimes would walk instead of riding on the cart, and their game was going really quickly,” Lee said.


Just call the assassin and dictator Trump Doo-hwan

As an FYI defamation is pretty serious here in Korea

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Thu Jan 17, 2019, 05:13 AM

1. Also FYI

He's been running this Alzheimer's scam for a while now

City officials previously visited the Yeonhui home in April and on Nov. 26 to encourage Chun to submit his taxes, but were told that he was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and were unable to search the premises. The decision to conduct the search quickly before the end of the year was based on negative public opinion toward Chun after the recent publication of a list of individuals with unpaid taxes, as well as an internal determination that administrative measures to compel payment would become more of a headache once the new year began, the city explained.

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