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South Korean Woman Rejects “Compensation” for Sexual Slavery

A South Korean woman who was forced, along with an estimated 200,000 others, to work in Japanese military brothels during WWII has rejected South Korea’s offer of $25,000 in compensation.

Lee Yong-soo, who is now 71 years old, said that the Japanese government should be forced to pay, and that is why she will not accept South Korea’s offering. Japan has refused to compensate the sex slaves, euphemistically deemed “comfort women,” claiming that reparation was made for these and other war crimes in a 1965 treaty between the two countries.

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AP - May 5, 1998