Mungyeong massacreMungyeong, Gyeongsangbuk-do, S
The Mungyeong Massacre was a mass killing that occurred on December 24th, 1949, in which 86 to 88 unarmed civilians, mostly children and elderly people, were killed by the South Korean Army. The victims were suspected of being communist supporters or collaborators, however, the South Korean government blamed the crime on communist guerrillas for decades. In 2006, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of South Korea determined that the massacre was committed by the South Korean Army. Despite this, a South Korean court decided that charging the government with the massacre was barred by statute of limitations, and in 2009 the South Korean high court dismissed the victims' family complaint. However, in 2011, the Supreme Court of Korea decided that the government should compensate the victims of the inhumane crimes it had committed, regardless of the deadline to make the claim.