Rep. Yoon Mee-hyang of the ruling party, a renowned activist for survivors of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, was indicted on Monday for misappropriating donations intended to help the victims, commonly known as “comfort women."
The website of the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan has a section devoted to 10 victims. Kim Hak-soon, born in 1924 and the first to speak up about her experiences in Japanese...
The head of a shelter for Japanese wartime sexual slavery survivors run by a civic group under a prosecution probe was found dead in her apartment in Paju, Gyeonggi, Sunday, said police Sunday.
An advocacy group for the victims of forced labor and sexual slavery by Japan on Monday buttressed recent allegations that Yoon Mee-hyang, a lawmaker, and her civic group had exploited former "comfort women" survivors for decades.
Yoon Mee-hyang, the former head of a civic group supporting Japanese wartime sexual slavery victims, kicked off her term as a new lawmaker Saturday, after denying allegations that she had misappropriated donations intended to help "comfort women."
Lee Yong-soo, the “comfort woman” survivor who recently made public her grievances against a civic group she was affiliated with, made a brief surprise appearance at weekly Wednesday rally in Daegu to extend her support to resolving the issue.
Lee Yong-soo, a 91-year-old survivor of Japanese wartime sexual slavery, said that if lawmaker-elect Yoon Mee-hyang is “guilty of a crime,” she must be punished, at a press conference at a hotel in Daegu Monday afternoon.
Several facilities connected to an advocacy group for the victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery were raided Thursday by prosecutors, who are investigating allegations that it exploited the survivors and misappropriated donations.
Lawmaker-elect Yoon Mee-hyang abruptly canceled all public activities including a meeting with foreign correspondents as suspicions snowballed that she politically exploited victims of sexual slavery during World War II and misappropriated donations.
Lee Yong-soo, a 91-year-old survivor of Japanese wartime sexual slavery, in an interview Wednesday said that she will “no longer be used.” For the past week, Lee stayed clear of the spotlight following a press conference on May 7 in Daegu.