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The National Human Rights Committee of South Korea confirmed that it began, on Monday, to open an investigation with the Korean ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
According to the Korean Yonhap News Agency, the committee said that the investigation is underway regarding a complaint by a former Saudi employee at the embassy, who said that the ambassador forced her to remove her veil, an act prohibited in Islamic culture, as the committee put it.
She explained that the complaint was submitted by the employee who was working at the embassy in March of last year, and claimed that the ambassador forced her to bring tea and take off her veil.
The commission said the investigation is being conducted by the Gender Discrimination Correction Team of the Discrimination Correction Office of the South Korean National Human Rights Commission.