South Korea searches ex-comfort women support group to begin investigation

South Korea searches ex-comfort women support group to begin investigation May 21 at 11:54

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South Korean prosecutors searched the offices of the group in Seoul for more than an hour and seized accounting documents and other documents after being accused of embezzlement and other charges by a group that supports former comfort women. In the future, the investigation is expected to begin in earnest, such as inviting former presidents and other officials who have led the organization for many years to hear the situation.

The search by South Korean prosecutors is an organization that has supported former comfort women, continued protests around the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, and led a campaign against the Japan-South Korea agreement on the issue of comfort women in 2015.

Seoul’s Western District Prosecutor’s Office searched the offices of the group in Seoul for more than an hour from the evening to the morning of The Sun, following accusations by several civil society groups that the accounting process was sloppy and suspected of embezzlement and fraud.

No specific charges have been disclosed, but accounting documents, including receipts, and materials related to the support project were seized.

In the wake of a 91-year-old woman who is a former comfort woman who was a former comfort woman criticized for being unclear this month, South Korean media have reported allegations that the land and buildings of facilities established with donations were purchased at higher prices than the market price at the brokerage of an acquaintance of former President Yun Mi-hyun, and that subsidies and donations were diverted for purposes other than the purpose.

In the future, prosecutors are expected to begin the investigation by calling former President Yun and other officials who have led the organization for many years to hear the situation.