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Seoul dissolves Japan fund for World War II 'comfort women'

Jul 05, 2019 - 3:28 PM

It is not clear what will happen to the money intended to compensate so-called 'comfort women' – a euphemism for those forced to provide sex for Japanese troops during World War II.

PROTEST. South Korean protesters sit near a statue of a teenage girl symbolizing former 'comfort women,' who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, during a weekly demonstration in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul.  Photo by Jung Yeon-je/AFP

U.S. 'sex slave' guru goes on trial in New York

May 08, 2019 - 7:59 AM

An American 'self-help' guru who allegedly ran a cult-like society of women sex slaves is undergoing in Brooklyn, and some of his former female supporters are the first to take the stand

COMPLAINANT.  Former television actress Catherine Oxenberg, whose 26-year old daughter India Oxenberg has been involved with NXIVM, speaks to reporters outside the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Film on Catholic priests using nuns as 'sex slaves' pulled

May 01, 2019 - 9:33 PM

The documentary 'Sex Slaves in the Catholic Church' has been pulled from the channel Arte, following a complaint by a priest

Faithfuls listen to Pope Francis delivering a speech from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter's Square in The Vatican on April 22, 2019, during the Regina Coeli prayer. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

South Korea to close Japan-funded 'comfort women' foundation

Nov 21, 2018 - 10:48 PM

South Korea announces the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves – the so-called 'comfort women'

South Korean protesters sit near a statue of a teenage girl symbolizing former "comfort women", who served as sex slaves for Japanese soldiers during World War II, during a weekly anti-Japanese demonstration in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul on November 21, 2018. South Korea on November 21 announced the formal shutdown of a controversial Japanese-funded foundation created to help former wartime sex slaves -- a move that will further sour ties between the neighbours.  Jung Yeon-je / AFP

Bacha bazi: Afghan subculture of child sex slaves

Jun 19, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Bacha bazi is not widely seen as homosexual behavior popularly demonized as a deviant sexual act prohibited in Islam and is largely accepted as a cultural practice

In this photograph taken on April 28, 2016, Afghan police commander Seddiqullah, 30, (L) sits alongside his subordinates as he speaks during an interview at a checkpoint in Tarin Kot, capital of southern Uruzgan province. Seddiqullah voiced concern about Taliban insider attacks carried out by child sex slaves. Photo by Rateb Noori/ AFP

Japan nationalists protest landmark sex slave deal with S. Korea

Dec 29, 2015 - 5:19 PM

Some on Japan s conservative far right say the country has nothing to apologize for and question the accounts of the surviving comfort women suggesting they are prostitutes

SPEAKING TO VICTIMS. Vice Foreign Minister Cho Tae-yul (C, back to camera), surrounded by reporters, speaks to comfort women victims, seeking their understanding on an agreement a day earlier with Japan on closing the issue regarding them once and for all, at a shelter in the outskirts of Seoul, South Korea, December 29, 2015. Photo by Yonhap/EPA

S. Korea, Japan strike deal on 'comfort women'

Dec 28, 2015 - 3:20 PM

3RD UPDATE Kishida says Japan agrees to offer a one billion yen 8 3 million payment for Korean comfort women who were sexually enslaved by Japanese troops during World War II

DEAL. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L), and South Korean counterpart Yun Byung-Se (R) attend a joint press conference after their meeting at the Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, 28 December 2015. Photo by Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Woman making Prince Andrew sex claims vows not to be silenced

Jan 03, 2015 - 9:16 PM

The plaintiff identified only as Jane Doe 3 in court papers says she refuses to be unjustly victimized again

In this file photo dated June 3, 2014, Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, delivers a speech at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Prince Andrew paid a visit to the headquarters of German car manufacturer Volkswagen while visiting the German state of Lower Saxony on 03 and 04 June. Photo by Holger Hollemann/EPA

South Korea, Japan resume 'comfort women' talks

Jul 23, 2014 - 3:36 PM

South Korea and Japan resume high level talks in Seoul about the sensitive issue of wartime sex slaves despite a virtual freeze in diplomatic ties

SEEKING JUSTICE. Former South Korean so-called 'comfort women' (yellow vests), and supporters take part in the weekly rally against the Japan government, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, 07 May 2014. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

South Korea, Japan to resume 'comfort women' talks

Jul 18, 2014 - 4:15 PM

The foreign Ministry said the meeting – the third since the two countries started holding monthly talks on the issue in April – will take place in Seoul on Wednesday July 23

SEEKING JUSTICE. Former South Korean so-called 'comfort women' (yellow vests), and supporters take part in the weekly rally against the Japan government, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea, 07 May 2014. Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA

Japan to unveil review of wartime sex slave apology

Jun 20, 2014 - 12:43 PM

The review has been examining how the decision to apologize was reached and on what historical facts it was based and is threatening to further chill ties with its neighbors

WARTIME SEX SLAVERY. Victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery attend a weekly rally in front of the Japanese Embassy in South Korea on April 9, 2014 to demand Japan apologize and provide compensation to the surviving victims of the Japanese government's sex slavery during World War II. Historians say more than 200,000 women, mostly Koreans, were forced to serve as sex slaves for front-line Japanese soldiers during the war. File photo form EPA/YONHAPNEWS

Japan: No plan to revise 'comfort women' apology

Mar 10, 2014 - 5:06 PM

The assurance comes after a controversial review of the apology which has sparked a backlash at home and abroad