The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights met with three ageing ‘comfort women’ on a visit to Seoul Wednesday and promised to continue advocating on behalf of South Korean victims of Japan’s wartime system of sex slavery. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein met with the three, who are among some 50 surviving South Korean ‘comfort women’, at a museum in Seoul dedicated to the women forced into sexual slavery during World War II. Al Hussein would ‘continue to advocate on their behalf’, he was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency after meeting with them. ‘I will of course stay in touch with them and visit them again as often as I can,’ he said. About 200,000 women, mainly from Korea but also from China, Indonesia and other Asian nations, were forced into sexual slavery during the war. South Korea says Tokyo does not fully accept its guilt and has not sufficiently

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