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    A South Korean special court April 17 sentenced Mr. Choi In-Kyu, a former Minister of?

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    A South Korean special court April 17 sentenced Mr. Choi In-Kyu, a former Minister of the Interior, to death for playing a leading part in rigging the presidential elections in March, 1960, in favour of Dr. Syngman Rhee.

    The court also sentenced Mr. Lee Kang-Hak, former Director of National Police, to 15 years imprisonment, and Mr. Lee Sung-Woo, former deputy to Mr Choi In-Kyu, received a sentence of seven years.

    At the beginning of the session an old woman, said to be the mother of a victim of the riots in April, 1960, shouted at Mr. Choi In-Kyu and was restrained by policemen.

    In the election, Dr. Syngman Rhee, whose only opponent for the presidency died before the campaign began, was re-elected with a 92-per-cent of the total vote cast. Later he resigned after many had been killed in riots led by students protesting at the way the election had been run.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAO67BEQS7QUK0NDA6C7XPXUJ5
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO67BEQS7QUK0NDA6C7XPXUJ5
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/04/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:09:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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