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South Korea’s Moon orders investigation into navy sexual harassment claims

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday (Aug 13) ordered an investigation into the obvious suicide of a navy sergeant who had reported being sexually harassed by her supervisor, the second such case involving the navy in latest months.

“I do not know how you can convey my condolences to the bereaved household,” Moon mentioned, in line with presidential spokeswoman Park Kyung-mee, as he tasked the Ministry of Nationwide Protection with the investigation.

Defence Minister Suh Wook apologised to the lady’s household and the general public, including that his ministry would totally disclose its findings.

The feminine navy sergeant was discovered lifeless in her quarters on Thursday, the defence ministry mentioned. She had reported being sexually harassed by her boss in a restaurant in late Might, the ministry added, with out offering particulars of the alleged offence.

The sergeant notified a superior on the time however didn’t formally report the incident till final week, when she instantly suggested a commanding officer.

Her loss of life comes after the suicide of an air pressure grasp sergeant in Might, who had accused a colleague of sexual abuse, sparking a nationwide outcry that pressured the air pressure chief to resign.


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