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Victims of wartime sex slavery protest for justice

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08-15-2014 11:19 BJT

August 14 is the international day of memorial for wartime sex slaves. On the eve of the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Filipino victims of wartime slavery and their relatives protested outside the Japanese Embassy to the Philippines.

On the eve of the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Filipino victims of wartime slavery and their relatives protested outside the Japanese Embassy to the Philippines.

On the eve of the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Filipino victims of wartime slavery and their relatives protested outside the Japanese Embassy to the Philippines.

They demanded an apology and compensation from the Japanese government for the World War II sex slaves. Eighty-five-year-old Narcissa Claveia recounted Japanese soldiers’ inhumane behavior during their invasion of the Philippines.

"The Japanese soldiers raped these women. They stubbed cigarette ends on their skin. They drove my sister crazy. They killed my parents, and my two younger siblings," Claveia said.

More than half a century after the war, justice has still not been brought to the female victims of Japan’s aggression. In the past ten years, organizations representing Filipino wartime sex slaves have asked their government for help getting Japan’s apology and compensation. But the Supreme Court of the Philippines rejected their appeal two days before the protest.

In Chinese Taipei, protesters demonstrated outside the Japanese representative office, calling on Tokyo to formally apologize for forcing more than 2,000 women in China's Taiwan to serve as sex slaves during the wartime.

On the eve of the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Filipino victims of wartime slavery and their relatives protested outside the Japanese Embassy to the Philippines.

On the eve of the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Filipino victims of wartime slavery and their relatives protested outside the Japanese Embassy to the Philippines.

On the eve of the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Filipino victims of wartime slavery and their relatives protested outside the Japanese Embassy to the Philippines.

On the eve of the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, Filipino victims of wartime slavery and their relatives protested outside the Japanese Embassy to the Philippines.

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