Thursday, February 22, 2007

Tears, sorrow of Korean lepers embedded in tiny island

This is a bittersweet story. You will read how the former leprosy patients who were forced to Sorok Island under the Japanese colonial rule suffered, and you will also read that Japan actively enacted a leprosy compensation law to help the leprosy victims; you will read the former leprosy patients are discriminated by the Korean society, you will also read many nurses and volunteer workers have spent 10-20 years looking after leprosy victims on this island.

If we see a leper (any disabled person), how would we treat them?

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