South Korea court orders first compensation for Vietnam War victim

  • 📰 asiaonecom
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 33 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 16%
  • Publisher: 59%

Singapore Headlines News

Singapore Latest News,Singapore Headlines

SEOUL — A South Korean court ordered the government on Tuesday (Feb 7) to compensate a Vietnamese victim of atrocities during the Vietnam War in the 1970s, when about 300,000 South Korean troops fought alongside US forces. The ruling marked the first legal acknowledgement of South Korea's liability for atrocities during the war and could potentially pave the way for...

Shells of US bombs used during Vietnam War are displayed at a bombs and landmines exhibition in Quang Tri province, Vietnam, March 4, 2020.SEOUL — A South Korean court ordered the government on Tuesday to compensate a Vietnamese victim of atrocities during the Vietnam War in the 1970s, when about 300,000 South Korean troops fought alongside US forces.

The Seoul Central District Court ordered the government to provide around 30 million won in compensation and additional funds for delay to Nguyen Thi Thanh, a survivor of killings of civilians by South Korean troops. "At the time, the soldiers forced the plaintiff's family to come out of their house, threatening with live ammunition and guns, before shooting them," the verdict said, according to Yonhap news agency.

Nguyen, in a video call from Vietnam arranged by her attorneys after the ruling, welcomed the decision and said it would be a "comfort for the souls who fell victim to the incident."

Source: Law Daily Report (lawdailyreport.net)

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 10. in SG

Singapore Latest News, Singapore Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

South Korea, Australia central banks renew currency swap agreementSEOUL : South Korea's central bank said it renewed on Monday a currency swap agreement with its Australian counterpart, valued at 9.6 trillion won or A$12 billion, for five years until early 2028.The agreement, first signed in 2014, allows either party to exchange funds in own currency for the other curre
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

North Korean balloon briefly spotted over South Korea, Seoul saysThe craft left South Korean airspace a few hours later, and officials believe it was a weather balloon. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Source: STForeignDesk - 🏆 4. / 71 Read more »

North Korea calls for strengthened war readiness posture, expanded drillsPyongyang also said it will beef up the country’s war readiness posture. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Source: STForeignDesk - 🏆 4. / 71 Read more »

North Korea calls for strengthened war readiness posture, expanded drillsSEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un pledged to expand military drills and beef up the country's war readiness posture, state media reported on Tuesday (Feb 7), as Pyongyang prepares to mark a military anniversary. Kim presided over the meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Pa 股市暴跌
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

South Korea unveils details of steps to broaden FX marketSEOUL : South Korea unveiled on Tuesday details of a long-touted plan to expand its currency spot and swap markets to offshore players as it strives to make its stock and bond markets more attractive to global investors.The inter-dealer market for the won will be open for an additional 10 hours, and offsh
Source: ChannelNewsAsia - 🏆 6. / 66 Read more »

North Korea calls for strengthened war readiness posture, expanded drillsSEOUL - North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged to expand military drills and beef up the country's war readiness posture, state media reported on Tuesday (Feb 7), as Pyongyang prepares to mark a military anniversary. Kim presided over the meeting of the central military commission of the ruling Workers' Party on Monday where officials discussed 'major military and political tasks'...
Source: asiaonecom - 🏆 10. / 59 Read more »