All posts tagged "lee yong-soo"

  • (Korea Times / Park Sang-hyuk)
    LA City Council recognizes sex slavery victim’s effort to raise awareness

    LOS ANGELES — An elderly South Korean victim of Japan’s wartime sex slavery received an award from the Los Angeles City Council in recognition of her efforts to raise international awareness about the atrocity. The council presented...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • South Korean former comfort woman Lee Yong-soo, 86, spoke to San Francisco's Board of Supervisors Tuesday as she accepted a commendation award.
    Korean former comfort woman calls for SF memorial

    San Francisco greeted former comfort woman Lee Yong-soo, 86, Tuesday after she flew in from Korea to accept a commendation award from city council. Lee urged the city to install a comfort woman memorial. “Erect a memorial...

    • Posted September 17, 2015
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  • Lee Yong-soo of South Korea is seen of the West Lawn of the Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. Yong Soo Lee is one of dozens of surviving “comfort women” from Korea other Asian countries that were forced into sexual servitude by Japanese troops. (AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
    Plan to nominate comfort women for Nobel Peace Prize

    By Kim Se-jeong Two women’s advocacy groups will nominate 53 Korean survivors of sexual slavery during World War II for the Nobel Peace Prize, activists said Wednesday. “We are now discussing the plan because we believe the...

    • Posted April 29, 2015
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