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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chun to Appeal

SEOUL, South Korea () -- Former military strongman Chun Doo-hwan will appeal his conviction and death sentence on charges of mutiny, treason and corruption, his lawyer said Friday.

The appeal will be filed Monday, the deadline for his appeal, said Lee Yang-woo, Chun's main lawyer and spokesman. Under law, Chun must file an appeal within seven days of his conviction, which was handed down earlier this week.

Chun's silence has kept the South Korean media speculating that he may not appeal, and instead seek a political clemency from President Kim Young-sam.