Posts Tagged: korea

Seoul court orders Japan to pay damages over wartime sexual slavery

Via the Guardian: The Seoul central district court on Friday said Japan was liable to compensate 12 women who were forced to work as so-called “comfort women”, in a ruling that is expected to inflict further damage on the countries’ already fraught ties.Some historians say that as many as 200,000 women – mostly Koreans, but

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Mahalla Updates

Police is stalling the release of the Mahalla detainees, including the Ghazl el-Mahalla activists Kamal el-Fayoumi, Kareem el-Beheiry, and Tarek el-Senoussi. James Buck is also calling on everyone to help free his detained translator Muhammad Maree. He’s requesting you contact Attiya Shakran, the Press Secretary at the Egyptian Consulate in San Francisco, and demand the

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