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Although the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery that ended Tuesday has no legal power, it provided victims of sexual violence by Japanese soldiers a forum where they could experience a sense of justice.

After testifying about her experiences as a “comfort woman” on the tribunal’s opening day Friday, An Bob Sun, a South Korean, told the press, “I feel so good now because I could speak (at the session) about what I had kept inside myself for so long.”

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