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April 11, 2007

Transition in testimonies of former IANFU comfort woman Ms. Lee Yong-soo

Filed under: IANFU 'comfort women',Korea — Sei-no-Syounagon @ 1:07 pm

Transition in testimonies of former IANFU comfort woman Ms. Lee Yong-soo

Ms. Lee Yong-soo is a former comfort woman.

She testified at the hearing of Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment Committee on Foreign Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, on Thursday, February 15, 2007.

Her story changes every time she testifies.

#1:Profile introduced with “The Red flag”(Japan Communist Party organization paper) on June 26, 2002
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Ms. Lee Yong-soo (74) in South Korea said that the bayonet was pointed and she was taken, when she was 14 years old, and hitting when refusing, and receiving torture by electricity and dying, etc. “I am alive now as alive the witness of the history. It is hoped for this bill to be discussed, and to approve. ” She talked.
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#2:Profile in lecture meeting held in Mie Prefecture, Japan on October 22, 2005
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She was born in Teg of South Korea in 1928.
She was taken by “man who puts on clothes like the service uniform” at 16 years old on 1944, and to Taiwan. Soldiers of Japan in the ship under the movement repeatedly rape her.
Afterwards, life as Japanese army “Comfort woman” was compelled for 3 years in Taiwan.
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The content is differentl from the last testimony.

She says that she had done the comfort woman of a Japanese army for 3 years from 1944. After 1945 that a Japanese army had dismantled, she had been doing the comfort woman of a Japanese army for 2 years.

#3:At Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and the Global Environment Committee on Foreign Affairs U.S. House of Representatives, Hearing on Protecting the Human Rights of Comfort Women
Thursday, February 15, 2007
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In the autumn of 1944, when I was 16 years old, my friend, Kim Punsun, and I were collecting shellfish at the riverside when we noticed an elderly man and a Japanese man looking down at us form the hillside. The older man pointed at us with his finger, and the Japanese man started to walk towards us. The older man disappeared, and the Japanese beckoned to us to follow him. I was scared and ran away, not caring about what happened to my friend. A few days later, Punsun knocked on my window early in the morning, and whispered to me to follow her quietly. I tip-toed out of the house after her. I lift without telling my mother. I was wearing a dark skirt, a long cotton blouse buttoned up at the front and slippers on my feet. I followed my friend until we met the same man who had tried to approach us on the riverbank. He looked as if he was in his late thirties and he wore a sort of People’s Army uniform with a combat cap. Altogether, there were five girls with him, including myself.
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In the testimony before, she said taking by force. In this testimony, it is said that She went out of the house quietly voluntarily.

And, about two weeks later….

#4:CNN reports on March 3, 2007
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Lee Yong-soo, 78, a South Korean who was interviewed during a recent trip to Tokyo, said she was 14 when Japanese soldiers took her from her home in 1944 to work as a sex slave in Taiwan.
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Again, she says taking by force at the age of 14.

#5:Remark by demonstration parade in front of the White House according to Prime Minister Abe visit to USA on April 26, 2007. (From the Asahi Shimbun Web site on April 27. )
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“I was abducted at the age of 15. Women my environments were not getting money like every prostitute.”
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It is “the age of 15” this time.
(According to Yomiuri Shimbun [news paper, Japan] on April 28, 2007, Ms.Lee said, “Abe [Prime Minister of Japan] is a liar! I’m a living witness”, that time.)

Her story changes every time she testifies.
Which part of her testimonies should we believe?

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2 Comments

  1. […] The testimonies into which the content changes at the testimony and the remark proven to be false are not evidence. […]

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  2. […] it is more consistent than Ms. Lee Yong-soo’s testimony. Perhaps, she might have been sold to the whoremonger by her foster father. It is only one of the […]

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