The commission is the legacy of Roh Moo-hyun, the former human rights lawyer and political liberal who was South Korea's president for five years until February.
It was set up in December 2005, and operates with a staff of 240 and a budget of $US19 million (.7 million) a year, with the daunting task of opening up a century of hidden history.
Busan was held by the Americans and South Koreans, but the picture emerging is that about 10,000 prisoners were eventually trucked out of the city and machine-gunned.
The commission has detailed human rights abuses committed right up to the early 1990s, including many cases of people being tortured, framed on false treason charges, jailed and, in some cases, executed.This is a park where many people walk and kids play soccer (football).I've passed by the bridge many times at night on the bus, but have seen it only with white lights. Monte Carlo, Monaco General photography: Castles of France - Chateau de France and, since May of '08: Greece!SOMETHING remarkable has been happening in South Korea this year, without getting much attention anywhere.It has been a nation dragging its darkest secrets into the daylight - not historical crimes committed by the long-dead, but those carried out during the 60-year life of the Republic of Korea.