Former South Korean sex slaves Lee Yong-soo, Lee Ok-seon and Gil Won-ok leave the Seoul Central District Court after a hearing in the long-awaited civil case filed against the Japanese government. Photo: AP

South Korean wartime sex slaves go to court to demand compensation from Japan

  • The case is likely to exacerbate tensions between the neighbours, which are locked in a bitter row over historical and trade issues
  • Historians say up to 200,000 women – mostly from Korea, but also other parts of Asia including China – were forced to become sex slaves during WWII
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Former South Korean sex slaves Lee Yong-soo, Lee Ok-seon and Gil Won-ok leave the Seoul Central District Court after a hearing in the long-awaited civil case filed against the Japanese government. Photo: AP
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