. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Korean Indictments

SEOUL () -- South Korean prosecutors will charge former presidents Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae-woo on Tuesday over their roles in the military crackdown on a 1980 civil revolt, a prosecution official said Monday.

Around 200 pro-democracy activists were killed by official count when paratroopers stormed the city to quell the uprising against military rule. Residents say more than 1,000 may have died.

Chun, who staged a 1979 military coup to rise to power, is widely believed to have ordered the assault as an army strongman.