South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds the hand of Lee Yong-soo during a trip to a comfort women's cemetery in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Photo: EPA South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds the hand of Lee Yong-soo during a trip to a comfort women's cemetery in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Photo: EPA
South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds the hand of Lee Yong-soo during a trip to a comfort women's cemetery in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Photo: EPA

The ‘comfort women’ of South Korea: pawns in a political game?

  • Lee Yong-soo, 91, shocked South Korea by saying she and fellow survivors of Japanese wartime brothels were being exploited for political ends
  • Her bombshell claim fuels concerns the women are being used for a nationalistic, domestic agenda

Topic |   South Korea
South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds the hand of Lee Yong-soo during a trip to a comfort women's cemetery in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Photo: EPA South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds the hand of Lee Yong-soo during a trip to a comfort women's cemetery in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Photo: EPA
South Korean President Moon Jae-in holds the hand of Lee Yong-soo during a trip to a comfort women's cemetery in Cheonan, South Chungcheong Province, South Korea. Photo: EPA
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