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South Korea’s top prosecutor has ordered an investigation into financial fraud allegations made against a support group for “comfort women” — a euphemism for those who were forced or coerced into Japan’s wartime brothel system under various circumstances, including abduction, deception and poverty — a local newspaper reported.

Prosecutor General Yoon Seok-youl ordered the investigation Tuesday of the Korean Council for Justice and Remembrance, which has been accused of accounting fraud and embezzlement, JoongAng Daily reported, without elaborating on how it obtained the information.

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