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South Korean scholar ordered to compensate comfort women for defaming them in book

  • January 14, 2016
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All papers ran front- or inside-page reports saying that the Seoul Eastern District Court ordered Sejong University Professor Park Yu Ha on Wednesday to compensate nine former comfort women for defaming them in her book entitled “Comfort Women of the Empire,” in which she allegedly depicted the women as prostitutes. Yomiuri wrote that the court decision could affect the South Korean government’s implementation of its recent agreement with Japan over the comfort women issue.

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