Namyangju massacre

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Namyangju massacre
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LocationSouth Korea
DateOctober 1950[1][2][3] – early 1951[4]
TargetSuspected leftists and their families[4]
Attack type
Massacre
Deathsover 460[4]
PerpetratorsSouth Korean Police and local militia[4][1]

The Namyangju massacre (Korean: 남양주 민간인학살[1][2] Hanja: 南楊州民間人虐殺[1][2] Namyangju civilian massacre[1][2]) was a mass killing conducted by South Korean police and local militia forces between October 1950 and early 1951 in Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do district of South Korea. More than 460 people were summarily executed, including at least 23 children under the age of 10.[4][1][2] After the victory of the Second Battle of Seoul, South Korean authorities arrested and summarily executed several individuals along with their families on suspicion of sympathizing with North Korea.[5] During the massacre, South Korean Police conducted the Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre in Goyang near Namyangju.[6] The killings in Namyangju coincided with a similar massacre committed in nearby Goyang.[7]

On 22 May 2008, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission demanded that the South Korean government apologize for the massacre and support a memorial service for the victims.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Kim Sung-hwan (2008-05-22). "남양주 민간인학살 국가사과 권고". Hankyoreh. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  2. ^ a b c d e "진실화해위, 남양주 민간인학살 국가사과 권고". 경기북부일보. 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  3. ^ a b "남양주 집단학살 58년만에 규명". 경인일보. 2008-05-23. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  4. ^ a b c d e Charles J. Hanley and Jae-Soon Chang (Dec 6, 2008). "Children 'executed' in 1950 South Korean killings". San Diego Union-Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  5. ^ "'고양 금정굴 민간인 학살사건' 유족에게 1억원 국가 배상 판결 "헌법에 보장된 기본권인 신체의 자유와 적법절차에 따라 재판받을 권리 등 침해"". CBS. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  6. ^ "Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre memorial service". Hankyoreh. Feb 9, 2010. Retrieved 2012-08-30.
  7. ^ Charles J. Hanley (December 6, 2008). "Children 'executed' in 1950 South Korean killings". San Diego Union-Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved 2012-08-30.

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