The Ministry of Patriots and Veterans Affairs announced on the 23rd that “Ex-President Chun Doo-hwan is excluded from the burial of the national cemetery.” The Ministry of Veterans Affairs cited the current National Cemetery Act as its basis.
In a statement issued on the same day, the Ministry of Veterans Affairs said, “Ex-President Chun Doo-hwan was sentenced to prison terms such as rebellion.”
The Ministry of Veterans Affairs and Veterans Affairs said, “According to Article 5, Paragraph 4 of the National Cemetery Act, if a person is sentenced to imprisonment for a crime that falls under Article 79, Paragraph 1, Item 2, etc. of the Act on the Courtesy and Support for Persons of National Merit, etc., they are excluded from the subject of burial in national cemeteries.” he explained.
Article 79 of the Act on Courtesy and Support for Persons of National Merit, etc., specifies the subjects not covered by the Act. According to the law, if a person is sentenced to imprisonment without prison labor or heavier punishment for violating the National Security Act and the sentence is confirmed, or if a person is sentenced to imprisonment or heavier punishment for rebellion, etc.