Kim Geun-tae, a Pro-democracy Activist in South Korea, Dies at 64

Emerging from a torture cell to earn a seat in government.

By CHOE SANG-HUN
OBITUARIES


SEOUL, South Korea — Kim Geun-tae, one of South Korea’s best-known pro-democracy activists, whose constant smile belied his mental and physical struggle with the aftermath of torture he suffered from a past military dictator’s spy agency, died here on...

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