South Korea highbrow ‘mentally stressed’ comfort women

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Former “comfort women” are active in South Korean society

A South Korean justice has found a university highbrow guilty of insult for doubt supposed views on supposed comfort women.

The tenure is a substitution for women who were forced to work in Japanese wartime troops brothels.

Park Yu-ha, of Sejong University, suggested not all a women were coerced and some shaped romantic holds with soldiers.

The Seoul High Court pronounced Ms Park had caused a victims “mental stress”.

She was fined 10 million won ($8,900; £7,000) though avoided a three-year jail tenure prosecutors had sought.

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Overturning an progressing outcome from a reduce justice that had clear her on a drift of educational freedom, a high justice said: “Park used decisive expressions in some tools of her book that could make readers consider that… a victims willingly assimilated troops brothels with an goal to sell sex.

“She inflicted (significant) mental highlight on a victims by displaying twisted claims about those forced into sex slavery.”

Surviving women had reacted angrily to Ms Park’s 2013 book The Comfort Women of a Empire.

Tens of thousands of women from Korea – afterwards a Japanese cluster – as good as other tools of Asia were sent to troops brothels for Japanese soldiers.

The doubt of how to remember them has tormented family between Japan and South Korea, and many Koreans wish to see remuneration and apologies. A quarrel pennyless out progressing this year over a statue commemorating a issue.