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