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May 18th Fact Finding Committee to go into full operation

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May 18th Fact Finding Committee to go into full operation


The May 18th Fact Finding Committee will go into full operation starting from January 3rd after visiting the May 18th Democratic National Cemetery to pay respect to the victims.


According to an official on Tuesday, 9 members of the committee including the Chairman Song Sun Tae are scheduled to visit Daejeon and Gwangjus National cemeteries.


Previously, some 40 specimens of remains were found during the retrofit work at a cemetery near the old Gwangju prison area. The cemetery was designated as the Solomon Law Park establishment project which is supervised by the Ministry of Justice and was under construction since the 16th.


Therefore, the Committee has been formed and will begin probing how these corpses were buried at the Gwangju prison site in the first place since access was limited.


May 18th Democratic Movement related civic organizations and foundations have been insisting that it could be the victims of the Gwangju Uprising who were secretly buried.

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