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Goyang Geumjeong Cave massacre
Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Location South Korea
Date 9 October 1950 - 31 October 1950[1]
Target Individuals and their family members for being suspected of being communists or communist sympathizers[2]
Attack type
Massacre
Deaths 150[2] or over 153[3][4]
Perpetrators South Korean Police[2]

Goyang Geunjeong cave, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

The Goyang Geumjeong Cave massacre (Korean language: 고양 금정굴 민간인 학살 [1][4] Hanja: 高陽衿井窟民間人虐殺[1][4] Goyang Geunjeong Cave civilian massacre[1][4]) was a massacre of over 153 unarmed civilians conducted between 9 October 1950 and 31 October 1950 by police officers in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do district of South Korea.[1][4][5] 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.[4] The killings in Goyang coincided with the Namyangju Massacre in nearby Namyangju.[6]

In 1995, the 153 victims bodies were excavated by their families.[7] In June 2006, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission demanded that the South Korean government apologize and erect a monument for the victims.[7] However, the government did not show intentions to follow through on the TRCK recommendation.[7] In 2007, Truth and Reconciliation Commission again demanded that the government apologize, provide compensation, and erect a memorial for the victims, however, they still refused. This act was known as the Banning's Act,[8][9] however, the government continued to ignore the TRCK recommendation.[5] Truth and Reconciliation Commission also clarified most of the victims had no relation to rebels, and the victims included 8 teenagers and 7 women.[5]

On November 28, 2011, the Seoul central court ordered the South Korean government to apologize, pay reparations, and found a memorial to the victims' families.[1]

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hwang Chun-hwa (2011-11-29). "고양 금정굴 민간인 학살…법원 "유족에 국가배상을"". http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/society_general/507643.html. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Goyang Geumjeong Cave Massacre memorial service". February 9, 2010. http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/english_edition/e_national/403731.html. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  3. In 2007 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission clarified the number of victims was 153. -Hankyoreh 2011-11-29
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 "'고양 금정굴 민간인 학살사건' 유족에게 1억원 국가 배상 판결 "헌법에 보장된 기본권인 신체의 자유와 적법절차에 따라 재판받을 권리 등 침해"". 2011-11-28. http://www.nocutnews.co.kr/Show.asp?IDX=1987703. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Song Gyeong-hwa (2010-07-05). "‘금정굴 학살사건’ 국가상대 소송". http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/society_general/428854.html. Retrieved 2012-01-20. 
  6. Charles J. Hanley (December 6, 2008). "Children 'executed' in 1950 South Korean killings". http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2008/dec/06/korea-mass-executions-120608/. Retrieved 2012-08-30. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Park Gyeong-man (2011-09-19). "고양 금정굴 민간인 학살…법원 "유족에 국가배상을"". http://www.hani.co.kr/arti/society/area/496953.html. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  8. "‘고양 금정굴 사건’ 유족에 1억 배상". 2011-11-29. http://news.donga.com/Society/New/3/03/20111129/42215790/1. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 
  9. "'고양 금정굴 사건' 유족에 1억 배상". 2011-11-29. http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2011/11/29/2011112900302.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter. Retrieved 2011-11-29. 

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