The Michigan Daily-Wednesday, September 17, 1980-Page 7
South Korea's Kim
.sentenced to death
SEOUL, South Korea (AP)-A military court, ignoring
pleas by the United States and Japan, this morning sentenced
dissident leader Kim Dae-jung to death by hanging on
charges of attempting to overthrow the government by force.
Kim was accused of sedition by organizing and funding
last May's anti-government demonstrations in Seoul, and the
bloody rebellion that month in the southern city of Kwangju,
near his birthplace. At least 260 or more people were killed in
the nine-day uprising, when dissidents and radicals took over
the city, raiding armories and police stations for arms and
battling with army paratrooper units.
KIM ORIGINALLY was indicted on six main
charges-violating the national security act, plotting and in-
citing rebellion, violating the. anti-communist act, violating
martial law provisions, violating the decree against political
activity, and violating the foreign exchange control act by
receiving money from U.S. and Japanese sources.
Thirteen of Kim's followers were accused of plotting
seditionand violating martial law decrees. The prosecution
had asked for sentences ranging from 20 years for Kim's
close aide, the Rev. Moon Iik-hwan, down to three years for
several others. The remaining 10 defendants were convicted
on lesser charges of violating martial law decrees by holding
illegal political meetings.
THE SENTENCES now go automatically to a higher
military court for review, then to the nation's supreme court.
President Chun Doo-hwan also will have a chance to com-
mute Kim's death sentence.
Execution in South Korea is by hanging.
In a summary of his defense last Saturday against the
sedition charges, Kim proclaimed his innocence and pleaded
that trials such as his "should happen in this land never
"I have made every effort to achieve democracy, but I
never tried to seize power by an insurrection," Kim told the
court in his two-hour summation.
The 54-year-old one-time presidential candidate said he
had tried to spur democratic reforms in his homeland, but
was not a communist who sought to bring down the govern-
Carter tries to win
black votes in South .. .
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From AP and UPI
President Carter, reaching out to
black voters in the South, charged
yesterday that the "stirring" of race
hatred can be seen in Ronald Reagan's
"You've seen in this campaign the
stirring of hate and the rebirth of code
words like 'state rights' in a speech in
Mississippi, and a campaign refrence
to the Ku Klux Klan,' the president told
400 black leaders during an earlier
speech in Atlanta.
THE PRESIDENT'S references in
Atlanta to his opponent were to a recent
Reagan speech in Mississippi and the
GOP candidate's speech on Labor
Day in Detroit when he incorrectly
identified Tuscumbia, Ala.-where
Carter kicked off his campaign-as the
birthplace of the Klan.
_ The president blistered Reagan's
record on social issues and warned
blacks it is more important than ever to
vote Nov. 4 because "the choice is so
Carter urged voters to study the
Republican platform as they decide
what to do. "It's not going to be possible
in my judgment, although I hope I'm
wrong, for me to face head-on in a
public debate Governor Reagan, the
Republican nominee," Carter said.
"He's now been deprived by his staff of
the opportunity to speak out on the
"HE DIDN'T DO very well on the Ku
Klux Klan or China," said Carter, who
asserted Monday that Reagan has been
"muzzled" because of past campaign
"I don't believe the way to eliminate
discrimination in this country is to turn
its leadership over to someone who
thought the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was
a bad bill," the president said in
another jab at Reagan.
Carter acknowledged to the black
political and community leaders that he
hasn't done everything they wanted in
his first four years. "My presidency has
not always satisfied everyone of you,"
he said. ". . . My phone has been open
and you have used it."
"But if my opponent is elected, you're
going to have a hard time getting a
phone call answered at the White
. ... while in Texas, Reagan seeks
support from Hispanic voters
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (AP) -
Ronald Reagan, sparring long-distance
with President Carter, raced across
Texas yesterday in hot pursuit of
Hispanic votes and a big financial boost
to his campaign for the state's 26 elec-
During a long day of campaigning,
,Reagan attended Mexican Independen-
ce Day celebrations in San Antonio and
Harlingen and scheduled an airport
rally in Corpus Christi before going on
to a giant fund-raising dinner in
The Republican presidential can-
didate appealed to Mexican-Ameicans
to desert their usual allegiance to the
MEXICAN-AMERICAN voters in
Texas now number more than 750,000
compared to less than 500,000 four
In the 1976 election, Carter caputred
87 percent of the Mexican-American
vote while carrying Texas against
James Baker, a Houston lawyer who
was Ford's campaign manager and
now is a top Reagan aide, said the
Republican canidate believes that a
small increase over the 13 percent of
the Hispanic vote that Ford took in 1976
could give Texas to Reagan in 1980.
Negotiations continue in school strike;
progress seen on non-economic issues
By JULIE BROWN
Formal negotiations between the Ann
Arbor Education Association and the
school board were scheduled to resume
at 11 p.m. yesterday, as the city's 15-
day old school strike continued.
According to Robert Moseley,
assistant superintendent of schools,
informal discussion between both sides
took place for about two hours Monday
night, with three members of each
negotiating team participating.,
According to teachers' association
spokesman Dan Burroughs, the pur-
pose of the Monday discussion was "to
brainstorm for ideas that might get us
out of the present impasse."
Teachers voted 772-to-142 Monday
morning to turn down the school
board's latest contract offer. According
to a statement released by the
association, the offer was rejected
because it "punishes"teachers by not
allowing them to make up two paid
dInformal agreement has been
reached not to require school attendan-
ce on the Friday after Thanksgiving, or
during Christmas vacation, and to ex-
tend the student year to June 19, 1981.
The board has also proposed, however,
that the teacher year be extended to
June 20, an action the association op-
poses because of the two-day pay loss.
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THE GOLD RUSH is here tonight
CHAPLIN makes starvation, avalanches and cannibalism funny in this tnder
comedy in the Yukon. Only Chaplin could survive winter with only a tattered
coat, a crooked hat and a cane. See baked potatoes dance and man-sized
chickens fight off hunger crazed prospectors. 7:00 & 9:00.
Thursday: BLOW UP
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COME AND SEE US AT THE
OLD A&D ANY NIGHT
You Are Cordially Invited
To A Presentation On
"The World Conference
of the UN Decade for Women"
Held In Copenhagen, July, 1980
Policy Address By
REGENT SARAH GODDARD POWER
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for
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The second before
will be the
moment of your life.