Japan Urged to Admit Its Crimes Related to Sexual Slavery

Pyongyang, April 16 (KCNA) — The Consultative Council for International Solidarity Demanding Japan’s Liquidation of its Past issued a statement on April 7 as regards the serious debate on the issue of Japan’s liquidation of its past during the discussion on the agenda item 12 (women’s human rights) of the 61st meeting of the UN Commission on Human Rights.

The council in its statement fully supported the speeches made by delegates from the north and the south of Korea during the above-said discussion.

The statement requested the commission to demand the Japanese government honestly accept the recommendation of a UN special raporteur on violence against women and admit its legal responsibility for the sexual slavery enforced for the imperial Japanese army.

Noting that it is more than a decade since the issue of the “comfort women” for the imperial Japanese army was brought up for discussion at the UN, the statement said the international community recognized that the sexual slavery for the imperial Japanese army was a serious act of violating international law and demanded the Japanese government make a formal apology and legal compensation for it to the victims.

The statement declared that the council would conduct a vigorous international campaign for Japan’s liquidation of its past.

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