Her advocates said it was difficult for her to resist her superiors because she had to spend a long period of time with them in isolated conditions on the ship. One of the perpetrators was its captain, who wielded absolute power on the vessel, they said.
A joint committee of 10 civic organizations campaigning for the victim filed a petition on March 12 to the U.N. special rapporteur on violence against women and the U.N. independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity, it said.
The petition claimed the high court ignored precedents on sexual violence that have respected gender sensitivity in rulings, and thus failed to fulfill the state's obligation to protect human rights.
The committee, including the Center for Military Human Rights Korea, asked the U.N. experts to recommend the Supreme Court review the case promptly.