Ex-wartime sex slaves sue South Korea over deal with Japan

August 31, 2016 3:23 AM

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SEOUL, South Korea – Twelve South Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery by Japan's military in World War II have sued the Seoul government over a deal it reached with Tokyo to compensate the victims.

A spokesman from the Seoul Central District Court said Wednesday that the plaintiffs were each seeking 100 million ($90,000) from the South Korean government, which they say failed to hold the Japanese government legally responsible when it agreed to the settlement in December.

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