Another Victim of Japan's Sexual Slavery Dies, Leaving 33 Survivors
Write : 2017-11-11 13:15:13 Update : 2017-11-11 13:16:52
Another South Korean victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery during World War Two has died.
The House of Sharing in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province said Lee Gi-jeong died of old age on Saturday morning at the hospital. She was 93 years old.
According to the head of the shelter for victims of Japan's sexual slavery, she was forcibly taken to a military brothel for Japanese soldiers in Singapore when she was 15.
Her death now leaves the number of surviving victims of the Japanese wartime atrocity at 33. A total of 238 South Korean victims were registered with the government.
According to historians, about 200-thousand Asian women, mostly Koreans, were forced into sexual slavery for the Japanese Imperial Army during the Second World War.
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