In the 1970s and 80s, thousands of South Koreans were rounded up and forced into unpaid labor. Locked into institutions, they were subjected to physical and sexual violence. An AP investigation now reveals a cover-up at the highest level.
North Korea has blamed Malaysia for the death of "one of its citizens" there last week. The accusation came amid ongoing probes into the murder in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
The South Korean foreign ministry has announced it will take part in talks with Japan on the issue of 'comfort women.' The two sides are hoping to reach an agreement on the issue, which has been divisive for decades.
The 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul are viewed as a turning point for the establishment of accountable government in South Korea. But revelations of abductions, forced labor and lethal beatings tell a different story.
Despite years of efforts, Cambodia finds it difficult to eliminate the practice of human trafficking in the country. DW talks to Lim Siv Hong, an expert on trafficking, about the reasons behind its prevalence.
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