South Korea: Scrapping a Blacklist

Scrapping a Blacklist

President Chun Doo Hwan last week abolished a four-year-old blacklist under which 14 leading South Korean opposition figures were banned from political activity. Among them were the country's two most important dissident leaders, Kim Young Sam, 57, and Kim Dae Jung, 60. The President's move freed the latter - Kim from the house arrest imposed after his return last month from exile in the U.S. But because Kim has 17 1/2 years left on a suspended 20-year sentence for sedition, he remains prohibited from engaging in politics. Thus Kim Young Sam may well outpace him as the future leader of the...

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