October 12, 2011 13:22
The Korean government has brought up the issue of sex crimes in wartime at the UN General Assembly, citing the "comfort women" who were taken by the Japanese military as sex slaves during World War II.
During the 66th UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, Korea's representative Shin Dong-ik expressed concern over sexual violence in times of armed conflict, stressing that it is critical to prevent such abuses through accurate education about historical incidents.
Shin urged the members of the global body to step up efforts to help victims of wartime sexual violence and to punish those responsible.
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