Updated: 04/25/2014 18:23 | By Agence France-Presse

Obama says Japan's wartime sex slavery was 'terrible' violation

The Japanese wartime system of sex slavery was a "terrible" violation of human rights, US President Barack Obama said Friday in Seoul.


Obama says Japan's wartime sex slavery was 'terrible' violation

Supporters of Korean comfort women, forcibly drafted into Japanese military brothels during World War II, hold a rally in front of the city hall in Osaka, western Japan on May 24, 2013 - by Yoshikazu Tsuno

"This was a terrible, egregious violation of human rights. Those women were violated in ways that even in the midst of war were shocking," he said.

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