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Chun Doo-hwan’s grandson “May 18 was taught as a riot”… Go to Korea to apologize
Jeon Woo-won, the grandson of former President Chun Doo-hwan, who announced on social media and personal broadcasts that he would apologize to the families of the victims on May 18th, will leave the United States and arrive in Korea at dawn. tomorrow (28th).
It was Jeon who admitted that he had been taught by his family that May 18th was a riot.
This is Reporter Jung Daye.
Before leaving New York, Jeon Woo-won admitted his feelings about the ‘Democratization Movement 5·18’.
He explained that he realized the truth after hearing the testimonies of those who experienced the disaster when conveying the atmosphere in his family that taught May 18th as a riot.
“At home, whenever I talked about 5/18, the 5/18 Democracy Movement was a riot and my family was a victim, so I got an education and got an answer.”
Jeon said that he wanted to make an appropriate apology and repentance to the grieving families and the victims on the 18th of May.
At the same time, he said he would accept punishment if he had to be punished through a police investigation.
“I really want to go to Gwangju, but if I can’t go to Gwangju, I think it’s a privilege and an honor to have this opportunity to apologize.
At the same time, the family said they were afraid that Mr. Jeon was punished, and that they stopped going to Korea.
Jeon Woo-won said he had no additional evidence regarding former President Chun Doo-hwan’s slush fund, and that it would be difficult to judge within the current legal system.
When it was pointed out that the reliability of the comments was called into question because of the drug use, he said, “I fully understand, and I would have thought that,” and said he was reflecting on his mistake.
Jeon is scheduled to arrive at Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 28th, our time.
This is Yonhap News TV Jung Daye.
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