Former South Korea President Kim Dae-jung died on August 19, 2009 at the age of 85 from illness. A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts at reconciliation with North Korea, he leaves a legacy of commitment to human rights and democracy.

A former prisoner of conscience, Kim Dae-jung was a lifelong activist who sought to raise the profile of human rights both in South Korea and around the world. Once a death row inmate, he was a tireless campaigner against the death penalty.

amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=ENGUSA20090820002&lang=e

amnestyusa.org/all-countries/south-korea/page.do?id=1011239

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