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S. Korea's former President and army general Chun Doo-hwan dies aged 90 Updated: 2021-11-23 14:56:26 KST

Former South Korean President and army general Chun Doo-hwan died Tuesday morning at the age of 90, after battling chronic disease.
The authoritarian leader reportedly fainted in the bathroom of his home in Seoul.
Chun rose to power in a military coup in December 1979 along with Roh Tae-woo and led a bloody crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Gwangju.
Chun's passing comes just 28 days after Roh died on October 26th.
However unlike other former presidents, a law disqualifies the two military leaders from being buried at the national cemetery due to their convictions for treason.
In his memoir which is technically considered his will Chun expressed the wish that his remains be buried "on frontline high ground overlooking North Korean territory".
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