APOL­OGY FOR RAPES

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SEOUL: South Korea yes­ter­day apol­o­gised for the rape of women when troops crushed a prodemoc­racy up­ris­ing in 1980. De­fence min­is­ter Jeong Kyeong­doo is­sued a pub­lic apol­ogy for the in­flict­ing of “un­speak­able, deep scars and pain” on “in­no­cent women” who were raped and sub­jected to “sex tor­ture” by soldiers crack­ing down on protests against a mil­i­tary coup. Pro­test­ers in the city of Gwangju and passersby were beaten to death, tor­tured and dis­em­bow­elled. – AFP

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