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Judge rules Glendale 'comfort women' statue will stay Updated: 2014-08-13 09:58:46 KST

Judge rules Glendale 'comfort women' statue will stay
A statue that honors the thousands of Korean women who were used as sex slaves by Japanese soldiers before and during World War Two can and WILL remain in the U.S. city of Glendale.
The Los Angeles Times reports that a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on the removal of the monument last week.
The judge decided that the Japanese American plaintiffs did NOT prove sufficiently that they have suffered from the placement of the statue in the city's main park.
Since the installment last summer, the memorial statue has been at the center of debate, but city officials and most residents want it to stay put.
According to historians, roughly 200-thousand women and girls, mostly Korean, but also from elsewhere in Asia, were rounded up and forced into brothels and raped by Japanese soldiers.
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