Secrets and Lies

When Hur Yong Chun saw his son's corpse lying on a wooden stretcher on the morning of April 3, 1984, it had two bullet holes in the chest and one in the forehead. According to a forensic expert at the army base where Hur's son was doing military service, it was a case of suicide. But Hur wondered if it was possible to shoot yourself three times with a rifle. Then Hur asked why blood around the wound on the right side of his son's chest was black and coagulated, while blood around the other two bullet holes was still...

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