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November 7, 2013

Harassment of female Korean soldier ends in suicide

Officer's death raises questions about women's treatment in the military.

South Korean army soldiers march during the 65th South Korea Armed Forces Day ceremony at Seongnam Military Airbase on October 1, 2013 in Seongnam, South Korea. (GETTY/CHUNG SUNG-JUN)What do you think?

A female soldier in South Korea's military committed suicide in October after allegedly experiencing sexual harassment from a commanding officer for nearly a year. According to reports, Captain Oh left a suicide note released by her family that disclosed the abuse she suffered. This story has been resonating online for shedding light on the harassment women face in the military.