Memorial Service Marks 5 Years Since Kim Dae-jung's Death

A memorial service marking the fifth anniversary of former President Kim Dae-jung's death was held at Seoul National Cemetery on Monday.

Lee Hee-ho, his widow, and relatives and politicians paid tribute to the democracy activist and Nobel peace laureate.

Lee Hee-ho, the widow of former President Kim Dae-jung, offers flowers before Kims portrait during a memorial service at Seoul National Cemetery on Monday. Lee Hee-ho, the widow of former President Kim Dae-jung, offers flowers before Kim's portrait during a memorial service at Seoul National Cemetery on Monday.

Kim was a vocal critic of the authoritarian rule of President Park Chung-hee and on one occasion barely escaped his henchmen with his life.

englishnews@chosun.com / Aug. 19, 2014 12:17 KST