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A statue of a girl symbolizing the “comfort women” who were procured for Japan’s wartime military brothels is to be installed in December in Freiburg, Germany, following a proposal by its South Korean friendship city of Suwon, it has been learned.

Similar statues have been placed in the United States, Canada and Australia, in addition to South Korea. If such a statue is set up as planned in Freiburg on Dec. 10, designated as the day of human rights by the United Nations, it will be the first installment of its kind in Europe, according to the Suwon city government.

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