On this day in 1950 the South Korean government gave orders for the Bodo League Massacre to take place. 200,000 civilians and communists were executed in the following months. This war crime was kept secret for 40 years.
9/ So-called communists and left-leaning sympathisers were rounded up and kept in horrific concentration camps, such as the one on Jeju Island. An uprising in the island was “put down” by Rhee and 30,000 “communists” were murdered between 1948-9.