On Tuesday, December 30th, 1997, South Korea hanged five unnamed women and 18 unnamed men for various murders. Since then, there have been no executions in the country.

A sort of unofficial moratorium on executions has existed since February 1998, when President Kim Dae-Jung, who was sentenced to death himself in 1980, took office. The policy has been continued by President Roh Moo-Hyun. Worldwide Hangings from True Crime Library.

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