• Short Summary

    INTRO: A Seoul court is expected to deliver a verdict and pass sentence on Monday on former South Korean presidents Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae-woo on charges of treason, mutiny and corruption.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------ State prosecutors have demanded a sentence of death for Chun and life in jail for Roh.

  • Description

    KWANGJU, HAPCHON, AND SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (FILE)
    (RTV / MBC / POOL - PART NO ACCESS SOUTH KOREA
    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (MBC - NO ACCESS SOUTH KOREA)
    1. SV SOLDIERS AND MILITARY VEHICLES ON ALERT AFTER MARTIAL
    LAW IS DECLARED IN 1979 0.04
    KWANGJU (MAY, 1980) (MBC - NO ACCESS SOUTH KOREA)
    2. SLV TROOPS DURING CRACKDOWN 0.07
    3. SL/SLV SOLDIERS TAKING PEOPLE AWAY (3 SHOTS) 0.15
    4. SV INJURED WOMAN LYING ON STREET 0.17
    5. SLV SOLDIER PUSHING A MAN 0.19
    6. SC/SLV INJURED PEOPLE BEING CARRIED AWAY (3 SHOTS) 0.32
    SEOUL (OCTOBER, 1994) (MBC - NO ACCESS SOUTH KOREA)
    7. LV STATE PROSECUTOR CHO JOON-WOONG MAKING AN ANNOUNCEMENT
    0.34
    8. MCU CHO SAYING, "IT IS NOW DESIRABLE TO INSTIGATE LEGAL
    ACTION AGAINST THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED, AND TO LET
    HISTORY JUDGE THEIR ACTIONS" (KOREAN) 0.44
    9. SV OFFICIALS 0.45
    (OCTOBER, 1995) (RTV - ACCESS ALL)
    10. SV FORMER PRESIDENT ROH TAE-WOO 0.51
    11. SV MEDIA 0.54
    12. MCU ROH TEARFULLY CONFESSING HIS CRIMES 1.04
    13. LV/CU PEOPLE WATCHING ROH'S APOLOGY ON TV AT SEOUL RAILWAY
    STATION (2 SHOTS) 1.12
    14. CU PEOPLE ON THE STREET READING NEWSPAPER ARTICLE ON
    BULLETIN BOARD 1.17
    15. MCU FORMER PRESIDENT CHUN DOO HWAN APOLOGISING TO THE
    NATION, SAYING, "I'M REALLY SORRY" (KOREAN) 1.24
    HAPCHON (MBC - NO ACCESS SOUTH KOREA)
    16. SLV CHUN ARRESTED IN HIS HOMETOWN 1.29
    SEOUL (RTV - ACCESS ALL)
    17. SLV STUDENTS DEMANDING THAT CHUN AND ROH BE PUNISHED 1.32
    18. SV STUDENTS BURNING EFFIGY OF ROH (2 SHOTS) 1.44
    (JANUARY, 1996) (RTV - ACCESS ALL)
    19. SLV YOO HAK-SEONG, FORMER ASSISTANT DEFENCE MINISTER,
    ESCORTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, LEAVING FOR
    DETENTION CENTRE 1.50
    20. SLV HWANG YUNG-SI, FORMER ARMY VICE CHIEF OF STAFF, LEAVING
    PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE 1.54
    21. MCU LEE HAK-BONG, FORMER CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE SECURITY
    COMMAND, LEAVING PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE FOR DETENTION
    CENTRE 1.57
    (MBC - NO ACCESS SOUTH KOREA)
    22. STILL PHOTO OF CHUN (3RD FROM RIGHT) AND
    LEE HAK-BONG IN MILITARY UNIFORM 2.01
    23. STILL PHOTO OF YOO HAK-SEONG (2ND FORM RIGHT) IN
    MILITARY UNIFORM 2.05
    SEOUL (MARCH, 1996) (MBC - NO ACCESS SOUTH KOREA)
    24. LV ROH ON PRISON BUS LEAVING DETENTION CENTRE AS
    PROTESTERS HURLING EGGS AT BUS (3 SHOTS) 2.20
    (RTV- ACCESS ALL)
    25. SV PROTESTERS CHANTING SLOGANS, DEMANDING THE TWO FORMER
    PRESIDENTS BE EXECUTED (2 SHOTS) 2.28
    26. SV PROTESTERS BEING CARRIED AWAY BY RIOT POLICE 2.31
    27. CU WOMAN PROTESTER SHOUTING FROM POLICE VAN 2.34
    28. SV/SLV RIOT POLICE MOVING PROTESTERS AWAY (2 SHOTS) 2.44
    29. SV CHUNG WALKING TOWARDS CAR 2.53
    30. SV ROH IN PRISON UNIFORM WALKING INTO COURT 3.01
    31. SV CHUN GETTING OFF BUS AND WALKING TOWARD COURT 3.11
    (POOL - ACCESS ALL)
    32. SV/LV INSIDE COURT ROOM, ROH AND CHUN ON TRIAL(2 SHOTS) 3.23



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
    Background: INTRO: A Seoul court is expected to deliver a verdict and pass sentence on Monday on former South Korean presidents Chun Doo Hwan and Roh Tae-woo on charges of treason, mutiny and corruption.

    ------------------------------------------------------------------ State prosecutors have demanded a sentence of death for Chun and life in jail for Roh.

    Guilty verdicts are widely considered a foregone conclusion, but regardless of the sentencing the two former military generals are expected to be offered clemency by current president Kim Young-sam.

    A three-judge panel will also pass judgment on former military associates of Chun and Roh and senior officials who served during their administrations.

    Treason and mutiny charges stem from a 1979 coup that propelled then military general Chun to power and a massacre in 1980 in the southwestern city of Kwangju when troops crushed an uprising against martial law.

    Hundreds of civilians were killed according to official accounts, although survivors say the death toll was higher.

    Prosecutors tried to prove that military action that launched Chun's political career was illegal and sought to piece together the events that led to the Kwangju tragedy, which still haunts the nation.

    Chun defended his seizure of power by saying it prevented turmoil that would have invited attack from North Korea after the assassination of president Park Chung Hee.

    He denied giving the order to open fire to crack paratroopers who stormed Kwangju.

    Also in court will be a number of South Korea's top business tycoons, including the chairmen of the mighty Samsung and Daewoo groups, charged with buying business favours against payments to Chun and Roh.

    The businessmen have admitted to paying off the presidential Blue House, saying it was common practice at the time, but deny they received favours in return.

    Roh has confessed to amassing a 500 billion won (about 600 million United States dollars) slush fund in his 1988-93 term in office, while prosecutors allege Chun built a hidden fortune of 700 billion won (about 850 million United States dollars) during his 1980-88 tenure.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1ZHV1L5ZG81R6DG2GFG163QR6
    Media URN:
    VLVA1ZHV1L5ZG81R6DG2GFG163QR6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:03:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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