SEOUL – Korean sex workers, now in their late 70s, claimed that South Korean regime used them as prostitutes for US military troops during 1970s, PakistanTribe learnt from international media reports.
Reports claimed that sex workers in South Korea claimed that government trained them and used them for prostitution but now in old age they were left helpless.
More than 120 prostitutes claimed an amount of $ 10,000 per head to settle forced prostitution for US military persons.
“People hated us for prostitution but no one noticed the dollars we earn for governments” said a prostitute. Another prostitute said that “Government’s criminal silence suffered us to prostitution because Korea needed foreign currency on cost of our body. Even we were titled as patriotic for working in night clubs.”
Talking to media an other sex worker said “Korean Government had established sex care institutions in 1970s to give us license for prostitution for US Military officers deployed here.”
Korean government avoided any statement on this issue but prostitutes are adopting judicial way for justice. It is expected that Korean government’s stance will be that they established these care centers only for women health not for any other purpose.
Katharine H S Moon – an analyst of Brooking Institute Washington DC – described her views “I believe that Korean government is involved as in 1970s some officers from Central Korean Government visited sex workers residing near US military camps and insisted them to take care of US Officers.”
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