Funeral Held for Victim of Japan's Wartime Sex Slavery

Write : 2017-11-13 16:41:48 Update : 2017-11-13 17:17:28

Funeral Held for Victim of Japan's Wartime Sex Slavery

A funeral ceremony was held for Lee Gi-jeong, a South Korean victim of Japan's wartime sexual slavery, on Monday morning in Dangjin, South Chungcheong Province.
 
Some 500 people attended the ceremony held outside City Hall including South Chungcheong Governor Ahn Hee-jung, local officials and citizens.
 
Her ashes are enshrined at the National Mang-Hyang Cemetery in Cheonan in the same province.
 
Lee was forcibly taken to a military brothel for Japanese soldiers in Singapore at age 18 during the Second World War. The next year, she was taken to Myanmar.
 
She returned home to Busan on board a battleship when Korea gained independence at the end of the war. 
 
The 92-year-old died of old age on Saturday. Her death leaves the number of surviving South Korean victims of Japan's wartime atrocity at 33. A total of 238 victims were registered with the Seoul government.

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