South Korea court dismisses ‘comfort women’ case against Japan

South Korea court dismisses ‘comfort women’ case against Japan

The Malaysian Reserve-World·2021-04-21 15:11

SEOUL – A South Korean court on Wednesday dismissed a case brought by a handful of World War II sex slaves and their families against the Japanese government, citing Tokyo’s “sovereign immunity”, reports said.

The ruling comes after the same court in January ordered Tokyo to pay compensation to a handful of women forced to serve Japanese troops — euphemistically labelled “comfort women” — marking the first civilian legal victory against Tokyo in the South.

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