Fri, October 12, 2012
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Oldest comfort woman in China dies

2012-10-12 10:24:54 GMT2012-10-12 18:24:54(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A picture of Yin Yulin was held by a family member during her funeral Friday

By Mei Jingya, Sina English

The oldest comfort woman in China died on Oct.6 in north China's Shanxi province, according to Chinese media reports. She was 90.

A funeral was held on Friday for Yin Yulin in her hometown village in suburban Taiyuan city, capital of Shanxi province.

Her son Yang Guirong said Yin began to lodge complaints to the Japanese government in 1992, seeking compensation and an apology.

During the last 2 decades, she went to Japan twice, trying in vain to file a lawsuit and testify for the crimes of Japanese soldiers during WWII. Her efforts ended fruitlessly, her son added.

 

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