World Notes: Aug. 12, 1985

SOUTH KOREA The Second Time Around

For South Korean Dissident Leader Kim Dae Jung, it was an all too familiar story. Last week, the day before the New Korea Democratic Party, the government's main opposition, was to open a two-day convention, a Seoul police official arrived at Kim's house and told him to "stay at home." "This is totally illegal," protested Kim, who received a 20-year suspended sentence for a 1980 sedition conviction. Last February, in just the same fashion, Kim was put under house arrest for four weeks after his return from more than two years of self-imposed exile in...

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