SEOUL, April 9 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of civilian victims from the Vietnam War participated in a rally in Korea, which was held to push for a resolution of the sex slave issue between Korea and Japan, on April 8 in front of the Japanese Embassy in Jongno, Seoul.
Nguyên Thi Thanh, who introduced herself as a victim of crimes committed by Korean soldiers dispatched to the Vietnam War, said that she considers Vietnamese victims and Korean sex slave victims to be one and the same.
She participated in the rally with other Vietnamese war victims to deliver a message of support and wish the sex slave victims good health to carry on with their struggle.
Kim Bok-dong, a victim of Japan’s enforced sex slavery, has also been supporting victims of sexual violence in the Vietnam War, as she founded a charity fund for them in 2012. She said at the rally that she has been active in promoting the fund abroad.
The rally was organized by the Korea Women’s Hot Line. An estimated 300 citizens gathered to demand that the Japanese government develop a consistent position on the sex slavery issues.
By J. W. Choi (firstname.lastname@example.org)