Woman Running Shelter For Wartime Sex Slaves Found Dead In South Korea: The 60-year-old girl was believed to have taken her personal life, police mentioned. (Representational)
Woman Running Shelter For Wartime Sex Slaves Found Dead In South Korea
Seoul, South Korea:
A lady operating a shelter for South Korean victims of Japan’s wartime sexual slavery has been discovered lifeless in her house, police mentioned Sunday, amid a widening probe right into a corruption scandal involving its house owners.
Prosecutors are investigating allegations that activist group the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance misused funds meant for the so-called “consolation ladies” — a euphemism for Japan’s former war-era intercourse slaves.
The 60-year-old girl was believed to have taken her personal life, police mentioned.
“She got here house by herself and the door was locked,” police instructed AFP with out giving the lady’s title.
Officers mentioned they didn’t consider anybody else was concerned in her dying.
The rationale for her dying was not identified, however South Korea’s Yonhap news company reported she beforehand mentioned she was going via a tough time after prosecutors raided the shelter.
The plight of consolation ladies has been a thorny challenge between Seoul and Tokyo for many years and the activist group had campaigned for compensation from Japan.
However final month, Lee Yong-soo, one distinguished sufferer, accused the group and its former chief of exploiting consolation ladies to gather authorities funds and public donations.
Lee mentioned little cash had been spent on their trigger, prompting prosecutors to open a probe.
The investigation consists of allegations that the previous chief, Yoon Mee-hyang, embezzled funds to purchase residences and to pay for her daughter’s tuition in america.
Yoon — who left the group after profitable a parliamentary seat in April — has denied all of the allegations however apologised for “banking errors”.
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