Three Japanese ex-soldiers found guilty of sexual assault – BBC News

A Japanese court has found three ex-soldiers guilty of sexually assaulting a female colleague.

The landmark verdict comes after Rina Gonoi, 24, caused a public outcry and drew international attention when she put her story on YouTube in 2022.

Fukushima prosecutors then brought charges against the three men in March, reversing their earlier decision.

Speaking out against sexual violence in deeply conservative Japan is rare and remains a taboo.

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