Seeking Truth after 50 Years: The National Committee for Investigation of the Truth about the Jeju 4.3 Events

  title={Seeking Truth after 50 Years: The National Committee for Investigation of the Truth about the Jeju 4.3 Events},
  author={Hun Joon Kim},
  journal={International Journal of Transitional Justice},
  • H. Kim
  • Published 1 November 2009
  • Political Science
  • International Journal of Transitional Justice
Between 1948 and 1954, a communist-led uprising in Jeju, South Korea, and the subsequent counterinsurgency campaign by the new anticommunist government resulted in an estimated 15,000 deaths. The massacres were systematically hidden from the general public and the victims’ demands for truth and justice were totally suppressed during consecutive anticommunist military regimes for some 50 years. However, with democratization in 1987, a movement was started by local students, activists and… 

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