Former Sex Slave Dies Aged 87

  • Arirang News

    August 13, 2013 11:37

    Another one of the few surviving Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery died on Sunday. The House of Sharing, a shelter for the victims of the World War II atrocity, confirmed the death of 87-year-old Lee Yong-nyeo.

    Lee left the country at the age of 16 and was forced to provide sexual services to Japanese soldiers in Burma during the war there.

    Since 1995, she had been one of the leading activists in protesting against Japanese denials of the atrocity. With her passing, there remain just 57 registered Korean victims awaiting an apology.

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