SOUTH KOREAN OPPOSITION LEADER AVOWS INNOCENCE

South Korean opposition leader Kim Dae Jung, accused of breaking his country's tough anticommunist laws, proclaimed his innocence Saturday before a crowd of 30,000, witnesses said. Mr. Kim was charged Friday with breaking the country's national security law by failing to denounce fellow politician Suh Kyung Won's illegal trip to North Korea.

Prosecutors also accuse Kim of breaching foreign exchange regulations by accepting $10,000 from Mr. Suh, which they allege was part of a handout from Pyongyang agents.

Witnesses said Kim recalled his arrests under former regimes and said persecution was starting again under President Roh Tae Woo. Kim was given a death sentence, later commuted, in 1980.

About these ads
Sponsored Content by LockerDome

We want to hear, did we miss an angle we should have covered? Should we come back to this topic? Or just give us a rating for this story. We want to hear from you.

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK