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Somebody died and the facts are hidden and suppressed and then charges are dropped?

It’s beyond shameful!

36 ( +59 / -23 )

If the training given to immigration officers is resulting in detainee deaths, something is wrong and changes are needed.

“Japan's hidden darkness: Deaths, inhumane treatment rife at immigration centers,” Mainichi Shimbun, 9 July 2019, https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190709/p2a/00m/0fe/012000c

18 ( +37 / -19 )

Charges dropped against immigration officials over Sri Lankan woman's death

Very predictable. This is Japan.

17 ( +47 / -30 )

Japanese complaining about war crimes,when they let their own criminal walk free

20 ( +50 / -30 )

A huge opportunity for improvement lost, now it just remains to wait until the next time it happens to see if something is done then about this obviously problem.

27 ( +35 / -8 )

Totally unexpected...NOT.

@virusrex

A huge opportunity for improvement lost, now it just remains to wait until the next time it happens to see if something is done then about this obviously problem.

Very doubtful, seeing that things haven't really improved since last time (2009-2012).

Actually, things may well have gone worse since at least last time the immigration actions / lack of actions got somebody killed did they at least got fined (a nominal amount) which isn't (yet) going to be the case this time unless down the lane a ruling may decide otherwise.

https://www.dw.com/en/court-rules-japan-officials-killed-deportee-at-narita/a-17527619

(Back then did the Chiba public prosecutor's office decide not to indict anybody before a Tokyo court finally ruled otherwise.)

-4 ( +15 / -19 )

All she had to do was say i want to leave and go home. Would have made it so much easier for the immigration center. Especially considered she was running away from her spouse abuse.

-26 ( +22 / -48 )

All she had to do was say i want to leave and go home. Would have made it so much easier for the immigration center.

Disgusting comment. Almost as disgusting as this decision.

Shame on you, officials.

2 ( +37 / -35 )

Charges are dropped by Japanese nationals in terms of Japanese nationals. Live with your crime.

0 ( +13 / -13 )

Charges dropped against immigration officials over Sri Lankan woman's death

Very predictable. This is Japan.

took the words right out of my mouth

Japanese complaining about war crimes,when they let their own criminal walk free

EXACTLY!

-10 ( +21 / -31 )

We know that every single trial in Japan will rule in favor of the state.

Might as well just save the money and whole pretense and throw out every action where Japan Inc. is being tried.

Becoming more and more like the 1930s.

11 ( +24 / -13 )

If this was China or North Korea it would be on the news all over the world and those countries rightly condemned. Why does Japan, which has a legal system little different to those two dictatorships, always get a free pass?

-1 ( +25 / -26 )

An abhorrent outcome but unsurprising,especially considering that it revolves around a foreigner and we all know how Japan views and treats foreigners. One good thing that might come out of this is that it sheds some more ugly light on Japan in the eyes of the international community. Heap enough international criticism at J-gov and it might make them fold enough to do something in order to save face.

-9 ( +17 / -26 )

I am not surprised at all.and dont forget to pay their bonuses in time for their hard work.

0 ( +17 / -17 )

The agency said in an investigative report issued in August last year that the immigration center staff lacked the ability to handle crises but that it could not determine the precise cause of Wishma's death.

This statement means they are guilty of professional neglegence resulting in death. At the very least a doctor should have been called to assess her illness. The charges being dropped stinks of a cover up.

9 ( +19 / -10 )

If this was China or North Korea it would be on the news all over the world and those countries rightly condemned. Why does Japan, which has a legal system little different to those two dictatorships, always get a free pass?

Agree with you on EVERYTHING except the part where Japan, which has a legal system little different to those two dictatorships.

I personally don't think that it does. The LDP and Nippon Kaigi run this country just like a dictatorship. I see little difference between the 3.

-11 ( +13 / -24 )

actually just realized what you just said and I stand corrected. agree with you 100%

sorry

-9 ( +10 / -19 )

It sounds like she wasn't treated much differently from Oscar Warmbier. Yes, if Sandamali had been an American or even European, they would have treated her much differently. Instead, she was treated like a piece of dirt.

The prosecutors have been investigating the case by interviewing the facility's staff members and analyzing related documents.

I imagine no one wants to rat on their boss, but all signs point to the racist feudal culture of the facility which the director or deputy director is responsible for.

5 ( +12 / -7 )

Funny how Looters cook all the laws nice an fancy for their hombrés. Pulling stunts like this, prosecutors betCarlos.

0 ( +5 / -5 )

How disgraceful

And sadly unsurprising.

Shame on Japan

1 ( +23 / -22 )

Surprise, surprise. I called this a while ago.

-5 ( +18 / -23 )

Shame on the Japanese government and on the court that made this decision! Her death is only the tip of a huge iceberg of systemic abuse of detainees and 'provisionally released' immigrants.

If this was China or North Korea it would be on the news all over the world and those countries rightly condemned. Why does Japan, which has a legal system little different to those two dictatorships, always get a free pass?

I'm not sure, but it could be because of the GDPs and geopolitical allegiances of each of the country. A Japanese person dying because of the neglect of Sri Lankan officials would definitely be treated differently (although I wouldn't be surprised if the media actually blamed the Japanese person for abandoning Japan's 'heiwa' to begin with). Your country's GDP determines how you will be treated abroad. It's a sad reality with tragic consequences.

-1 ( +11 / -12 )

Sri Lanka only has enough fuel for about five more days, minister says - CNN

Another reason why the Japanese government can get away with sweeping this under the rug. Sri Lankans and the media there aren't going to give 2 cents about this incident.

2 ( +10 / -8 )

Shame on Japan’s Justice system.

1 ( +15 / -14 )

yeah this went about as expected, sadly.

visa overstays in Japan sometimes have negative and sad consequences, people should be more careful to not get in that situation. Even so, what happened to her was tragic and undeserved.

-5 ( +8 / -13 )

Impunity for Mandarins, harsh penalties for everyone else. In other words, KANSON MINPI, or "worship officials, despise the people."

Some things never change.

1 ( +8 / -7 )

The agency said in an investigative report issued in August last year that the immigration center staff lacked the ability to handle crises but that it could not determine the precise cause of Wishma's death.

Allowing the department to investigate itself “is like letting a thief investigate his own robbery.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Honestly I'm surprised the Sri Lankan government hasn't gotten involved and questioned Japan on it. We knew the Jgov was going to wiggle out of this any way possible and look like complete jerks while doing so but geeze. I'm hoping all these Ukrainian citizens they are accepting to look good know exactly how they will be treated soon as the good will runs out.

-1 ( +5 / -6 )

I wanna see how Kishida explains this incident when asked by the reporters on the G7 summit.

Immigration and refugees will be the main topic this year.

-8 ( +8 / -16 )

What about all those heart touching dramas where Japanese treat foreigners (especially those from Africa/Asia, etc) in need with all their sincerity and kindness? Why making an obvious lie to the world? Why even bother making such dramas?

-7 ( +8 / -15 )

Thus the monsters in charge of the monster exonerate the monster. Japan is neither a humane or fair-minded or even a true democratic country. Shame on the LDP government.

-4 ( +12 / -16 )

Unlike other posters, I disagree that the authorities have refused to fully investigate the circumstances because she was a foreigner.

It is about responsibility. No-one wants to “own it”, and this mentality is so ingrained it may as well be a part of Japanese DNA.

The average Japanese would rather his gonads were clamped to electrodes than admit responsibility for anything.

-11 ( +5 / -16 )

@Bungle

Why not both? Treating a person badly because they are a foreigner, and then avoiding any responsibility when things go terribly wrong?

-3 ( +7 / -10 )

Totally unacceptable action by the prosecutors. I hope that family proceeds to file with Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution. It is an error to file charges of "murder" as the prosecutors will have to find sufficient grounds to indict for "murder". The case was clearly death caused by willful negligence, and clearly that can be substantiated.

-1 ( +6 / -7 )

My question is why she had stayed in Japan illegally.

Which group forced her or manipulated her to stay in japan?

Japan definitely has no responsible to take care other nations as a lot tourists out side of Japan used to get medical treatment in hospital and left Japan without payment.

Every country should establish strict rule to protect itself each other.

-1 ( +7 / -8 )

That is Japan. No surprise as they are cold and unsympathetic just due to the fact that she was a gaijin. Despicable.

Dissatisfied with the decision, her family said they plan to file a request with the Committee for the Inquest of Prosecution to continue pressing for the criminal liability of the officials. The committee reviews decisions by the prosecutors.

I hope this family has the fortitude and wherewithal to keep up the fight and keep the spotlight on this case for as long as possible.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

I guess NONE here has ever read official reports but keeps posting here. I should not blame it as all you get is only from media which I doubt has not read them all either. Why? If you try to do so, you must go through a few thousands of pages only in Japanese. You wouldn't do that just for bashing Japanese prosecution , would you?

Besides, if you don't trust the reports issued by ISAJ (Immigration Service Agency of Japan) at all, it is just no worth. Right?

I am with this J-Prosecutors decision as I believe it would be too much to accuse them of so-called willful negligence.

If you can read Japanese, try this one which is 121 pages only in Japanese. Especially the parts about meeting dialogue between her and supporting group (called START) and letters exchanged between her and her ex-boyfriend (he sent her letters twice and she wrote back twice to him) as those say what SHE SAID

https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/content/001374800.pdf

Only if you are interested in more official reports, of course you can. Keep clicking on every lines for every minute information.

https://www.moj.go.jp/isa/publications/press/01_00156.html

Randomly, I would like to leave some notes.

She was healthy for the first 5 months at the detention center and she said to visitor(s) from NGO supporting group (called START) that she liked the way it is at the center by the adjective " Comfortable"

This NGO START had been meeting her from early December 2020 when she was completely healthy

This NGO START never suggested her to return to Sri Lanka but proposed to her that they would support her if she wants to stay in Japan. And whatever or whoever says anything, this seems absolute chance for her to change her mind completely from her initial decision to return to Sri Lanka.

You must question these NGO what exactly they mean by " SUPPORT". for her case, she and her ex-violent boyfriend both purchased through SNS and have been using FAKE ZAIRYU(Residence) CARD. In such nasty violation of laws, she wouldn't be provided for whatever kind of visa to stay in Japan at least next 5 years.

In such situation, What these NGO exactly imprint her by the words " We will support you"????

Wishma had been refusing medicine at the center, prescribed for her claiming symptoms and she did refuse to be taken to outside hospital for Medical treatment up until middle of Japan 2021 when her conditions completely turned worse. Her ex-DV-boyfriend wrote her letter twice and she wrote back twice to him. His first letter was actually threatening but his 2nd letter was not at all. more like showing a bit about care about her body conditions.

Her reasoning to reject deportation order was thin by this letter exchange and I bet her change of mind was all and completely driven by this NGO START.

I can go on and on for another 10 points or so. I may do so later but as a last one point.

This NGO START published an official statement through its HP that " We never hinted her like " Get Sick and you would be provisionally released ". According to the final reports about dialogue between her and him(them), he did say " 病院に行って体調不良 を訴えないと仮放免されない。仮放免されたいのであれば,病 院が嫌いでも病院に行った方がいい。Unless you go to outside hospital and appeal your body conditions, you would not be provisionally released. If you want to be released, you had better go and see the doctor at outside hospital "

He might have suggested her such way as she had been refusing to go to outside hospital and all medicine provided by the center as she claims " I don't trust them"

-3 ( +6 / -9 )

 she did refuse to be taken to outside hospital for Medical treatment up until middle of Japan 2021 when her conditions completely turned worse.

up until middle of Japan 2021 of course it should have been middle of January 2021

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

If you believe, the female officer(s) in charge of her cell(s) helped her by

spooning foods and water into her mouth, lip-creaming hoer mouth, giving her massage, helping her to take shower.,

If you want to challenge my post, at least , please do read the link I provided.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

Japan, whether it be government, agencies, bureaucrats, and in many cases individuals (plus Japanaphiles) are never wrong, even when it is blatantly oblivious that they are wrong. The problem Japan faces now is that "This is Japan" is no longer a valid excuse, so it is gradually being replaced by "Japan is a sovereign nation". What a disgusting little sovereign nation.

-6 ( +8 / -14 )

Autopsy showed she was completely emaciated and choked on her own blood as a result of hypokalemic alkalosis.

In layman's terms: they killed her by structurally depriving her of essential nutrients over the course of two months.

-4 ( +8 / -12 )

Shame on Japan!!!!

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Disgusting news but to be expected as Japanese prosecutors have no shame.

-8 ( +6 / -14 )

In layman's terms: they killed her by structurally depriving her of essential nutrients over the course of two months.

This just one line proves you have no idea what exactly went on over that course of two months

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

Yeah! we know, we know!

The bad guys are the NGOs and the Human Rights organizations.

Sorry for doubting of the immigration agents.

They would obviously never neglect a detainee.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Prosecutors come under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice. Immigration Officers come under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice. Need we say more.

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

In layman's terms: they killed her by structurally depriving her of essential nutrients over the course of two months.

In other words they tortured her to death.

-8 ( +7 / -15 )

Problem comes when you think that is safe to travel to Japan, and you end up starving to death in solitary confinement.

-8 ( +4 / -12 )

Not all are doing fine.

Ask Whisma's sisters, and all the families of detainees that die every year on J-immigration centers.

-6 ( +4 / -10 )

Yeah! we know, we know!

The bad guys are the NGOs and the Human Rights organizations.

This person from START (referred to as S1 in the report, probably the leader of the group) replying to the official investigation by MoJ Quote: I might have said to her " You would be provisionally released because you are sick", but I did never say to her "If you get sick, you would be provisionally released"

S1 proposed their support to her by S1's wife ( referred to as S3 in the report) as a guarantor and a female ex-singer song writer (referred to as S2 in the report) providing her accommodation at S2's house.

one of reasons, although minor, that Wishma's 1st application for the release was rejected .... 1) both S1 and S3 are pensioners, not particularly well off to financially support her living costs in Japan (For this point, S1 replied to the investigator that he was thinking of (crowd) fund raising) and 2) last 6 years 47 detainees were provisionally released with S3 as a guarantor(meaning, for the efforts of this group) but of which 10 escaped later, calling provisional release arrangements off.

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

I dare to say Detainees who were ordered deportation are not the only ones abusing current ridiculous immigration law . These groups are too.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

Let's go back on topic.

Immigration don't want to release video footage, all released documentation is blacked out, and the narrative doesn't match with the medical reports.

Now the prosecution refuses to go to trial.

...What do you think about that?

-6 ( +6 / -12 )

Where are Japan's imbecile judges in all of this? Where is Japan's imbecile so-called Head of State (a so-called Emperor)? After all, Japan is supposed to be a sovereign nation (so -called).

-11 ( +3 / -14 )

Japan is a great country and then they go and do this sort of stuff. Shameful. Come on Japan do better!

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

An immigration center that lacks the ability to deal with crisis ....that sounds exactly like Japan !

While in detention at the facility

They basically threw her in jail and refused her medical treatment and wasn't allowed to make arrangements to leave the country.

However they should have just deported her anyway .

Cruel and unkind a humanitarian crime.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Immigration don't want to release video footage,

None knows whether prosecutors did not watch undisclosed part either.

all released documentation is blacked out,

The final reporting should be summarizing & covering quite a portion of meaningful parts of those.

If you don't trust final reporting nor read them in the 1st place, that wouldn't make any difference

and the narrative doesn't match with the medical reports.

Which mismatch? Final reporting was corrected from Intermediary report.

Now the prosecution refuses to go to trial.

You know Conviction rate in Japan is 99%. that's because J-Prosecutors would drop criminal charge unless they are not confident to win the case

A Civil trial suing J-Govt still remains where those prosecutors wouldn't play any parts. Let us see & hope if any new findings would come out or not.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

They basically threw her in jail and refused her medical treatment and wasn't allowed to make arrangements to leave the country.

However they should have just deported her anyway .

Again. This kind of poster unfortunately doesn't know what he is talking about

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Immigration don't want to release video footage

Hiding of evidence doesn't look very fair.

all released documentation is blacked out,

They sent boxes and more boxes of blacked out papers to the defense. How fair is that?

and the narrative doesn't match with the medical reports.

the doctor had to speak up because they reported he didn't ask for her immediate release.

The immigration report is already proven to be wrong.

Where is the 3rd. party investigation?

Now the prosecution refuses to go to trial.

They decide unilaterally that they are not liable, and nobody can challenge their decision.

Where is the fair trial on public view?

Where is the justice?

-6 ( +2 / -8 )

It's so useful to be a government officinal in Japan.

You could get away with murder even if you kill someone live, on national television.

You live in a parallel dimension where mundane laws do not apply to you.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

Immigration don't want to release video footage

Hiding of evidence doesn't look very fair.

Again, You can't be sure if prosecutors watched or not undisclosed portion for this decision.

all released documentation is blacked out,

They sent boxes and more boxes of blacked out papers to the defense. How fair is that?

I assume they did so within the legal framework on request for disclosure of administrative documents. If their attitude/response toward this request, the defense lawyer(s) should be able to sue J-govt.

and the narrative doesn't match with the medical reports.

the doctor had to speak up because they reported he didn't ask for her immediate release.

The immigration report is already proven to be wrong.

Where is the 3rd. party investigation?

The way he described in his medical record does no way look he was asking for her immediate release.

Besides, this doctor's excuse later on sounded no way professional.

There were 6 expert members (Doctors, Lawyers, etc) from outside in this investigation team.

Besides, prosecutors are complete 3rd party.

Now the prosecution refuses to go to trial.

They decide unilaterally that they are not liable, and nobody can challenge their decision.

Where is the fair trial on public view?

Where is the justice?

That is the way the process of criminal charge works. You can appeal to Committees for the Inquest of Prosecution , which seems to be case her family would do this time.

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-4 ( +1 / -5 )

If their attitude/response toward this request are problematic or cross a sort of line, the defense lawyer(s) should be able to sue J-govt.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

Yeah, just to get the charges dropped again.

Who are the prosecutors working for?

Why is evidence not fully disclosed?

Why are lawyers kept in the dark?

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

Normal justice systems protect citizens against prevarication and abuses of power.

In Japan you see concealment of evidence, and self-dropping of charges, and misinformation.

This behavior is unlawful in any modern society.

The only chance Whisma's family have is an international court of justice.

And not even then, as Japan is famous for not honoring the international court decisions.

-4 ( +4 / -8 )

The only chance Whisma's family have is an international court of justice.

And not even then, as Japan is famous for not honoring the international court decisions.

Japan is a signer of compulsory jurisdiction of ICJ and you 're coming too far off the topic.

Speaking of Wishma's family, it is weird that she told visitors that she had completely lost contacts with her family (meaning she couldn't reach to them at all from Japan). She mentioned she even considering to go to temple in Sri Lanka when she’ back as she didn't know where her family was....

When she was for accepting deportation order, ISAJ decided to pay for her return flight (meaning your Tax money) as she had no money. Yet due to Covid, hotel quarantine cost had to be paid in advance at the airport which was a rare case and could not be immediately arranged as an administrative procedure. Therefore ISAJ asked Sri Lankan embassy to pay for her or make some loan to her which were both rejected, then ISAJ asked the embassy to locate her family in Sri Lanka to ask them to pay for it. But Sri Lankan Embassy could not find them either. Very weird. The embassy's inactive stance is one another thing to be questioned.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

Normal justice systems protect citizens against prevarication and abuses of power.

In Japan you see concealment of evidence, and self-dropping of charges, and misinformation.

This behavior is unlawful in any modern society.

As I repeatedly said so about Wishma's threads, Whole system needs to be overhauled, not to mention related laws. It is understandable for people like you feel resentful when 17 detainees died at the centers since 2007

regardless of whatever reason

-1 ( +3 / -4 )

you 're coming too far off the topic.

by @kenji

...and starts writing about Wishma's family and Sri Lanka's embassy.

The topic is that Prosecution dropped charges against themselves.

We haven't debated enough about the ease of dropping charges with no explanation, and the concealment of evidence.

-2 ( +4 / -6 )

prosecution of modern democracies would be indicted for doing the very same thing that this article is exposing.

you can't just drop inconvenient charges, or conceal inconvenient evidence.

transparency and full disclosing of evidence is essential.

justice must be all about finding the truth.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

you can't just drop inconvenient charges, or conceal inconvenient evidence.

How on earth could you assert it was inconvenient charges or inconvenient evidence was concealed?

For example, she shared cell ( meaning she had cell-mates) until, at least, late January ( as stated in the report).

Don't ya think ISAJ needs to get approval from her cell-mates in disclosing 24 hours/7days a week video footage?

Did you happen to read the link I provided? If you can't read Japanese, I am sorry then.

To make long short,  This S1 ( the leader of the group) had been meeting her sometimes with S2 or others

every 2 days since Dec9 2019 until March 3 2020 ( 3 days before her day). 27 times over 84 days.

Plus nurses at the center had met and check her conditions 28 times since her conditions clearly deteriorated since around middle of January 2021 and left medical records.

All those meeting record/medical record are being disclosed in Final Report.

I couldn't find anything Wishma herself complained to them about some surprisingly inhumane treatments done by ISAJ staffs ( as you hope to have happened in a way you expect ) up until a few days before her day.

Unless you can't read it, there's no point to continue what you say "debate". If ISAJ or J-prosecutors are still hiding inconvenient truths, let's hope everything would be exposed at next civil trial case where so-called prosecutors cannot drop charge.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

How on earth could you assert it was inconvenient charges or inconvenient evidence was concealed?

All documents handed to lawyers were black inked, and no video footage is released.

They are concealing evidence. They are concealing Video and Documents.

You got any doubt?

Don't ya think ISAJ needs to get approval from her cell-mates in disclosing 24 hours/7days a week video footage?

You can put mosaics on peoples faces and "peeep..." people's names.

There's no excuse not to release it.

Did you happen to read the link I provided?

Please stop referring to prosecutors documents.

Modern justice systems build up the cases based in real evidence, not prosecution reports.

Release all (not parcial): medical records, video footage, full documents in total transparency.

And only then we'll have the truth.

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

How on earth could you assert it was inconvenient charges or inconvenient evidence was concealed?

All documents handed to lawyers were black inked, and no video footage is released.

They are concealing evidence. They are concealing Video and Documents.

You got any doubt?

Yes I do. This lawyer for the family, Ibuski mentioned in front of the press, " They're even blacking out all the reports which are fully being disclosed in the official report(Intermediary and final ones) issued by ISAJ/MOJ"

What that means? ISAJ needed to copy over 15000 papers and black-pained the parts which it considers unrelated through rush works. And Yet, quite a portion was actually disclosed in the official reports. That is how his irony should be perceived by someone like me.

Don't ya think ISAJ needs to get approval from her cell-mates in disclosing 24 hours/7days a week video footage?

You can put mosaics on peoples faces and "peeep..." people's names.

There's no excuse not to release it.

If you are mosaiced with "peeep...", you would be OK for anyone with unspecified large number audience would see them or broadcasted in air. Imagine what would you do in the cell in your daily life?

Did you happen to read the link I provided?

Please stop referring to prosecutors documents.

Modern justice systems build up the cases based in real evidence, not prosecution reports.

Those are not prosecutors documents. but are investigation team's documents. Come on, Are you awake?

Release all (not parcial): medical records, video footage, full documents in total transparency.

And only then we'll have the truth.

Again, what could possibly make you assert there are still undisclosed medical records?

-3 ( +2 / -5 )

ISAJ needed to copy over 15000 papers and black-pained the parts which it considers unrelated through rush works.

They shouldn't be the ones to decide what's related to the case.

Because they are heavily involved.

All documents must be released with total transparency to build a fair case.

If you are mosaiced with "peeep...", you would be OK for anyone with unspecified large number audience would see them or broadcasted in air. Imagine what would you do in the cell in your daily life?

Yes, it must be released to public view. The people must know.

The cameras, the tapes, the staff... it's all paid with people's taxes.

It's a potential murder case, can't just drop it out.

Those are not prosecutors documents. but are investigation team's documents. Come on, Are you awake?

Prosecutors, investigators and immigration agents are different offices of the same Ministry of "Justice".

They are so bounded together that they routinely change positions between them to gain experience.

Can this report be any more biased?

Let's toss out that useless report and put the real evidence to work.

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

*ISAJ needed to copy over 15000 papers and black-pained the parts which it considers unrelated through rush works.*

They shouldn't be the ones to decide what's related to the case.

Because they are heavily involved.

All documents must be released with total transparency to build a fair case.

Logically YES. Practically NO. Even her family and their lawyers have no rights to observe other detainees' privacy and you should check what are stated in the law about this request of disclosure. When you say " to the public", sorry, I can't help feeling it is just insane.

If you are mosaiced with "peeep...", you would be OK for anyone with unspecified large number audience would see them or broadcasted in air. Imagine what would you do in the cell in your daily life?

Yes, it must be released to public view. The people must know.

The cameras, the tapes, the staff... it's all paid with people's taxes.

It's a potential murder case, can't just drop it out.

Refer back to her meeting records. And if you are the one who think Tax payers have every and any rights,

you should reconsider what Taxation is in democratic countries.

Those are not prosecutors documents. but are investigation team's documents. Come on, Are you awake?

Prosecutors, investigators and immigration agents are different offices of the same Ministry of "Justice".

They are so bounded together that they routinely change positions between them to gain experience.

They all are under the government

Can this report be any more biased?

Let's toss out that useless report and put the real evidence to work.

Please repeat it when you actually have read the reports and APPENDIX

-2 ( +3 / -5 )

*ISAJ needed to copy over 15000 papers and black-pained the parts which it considers unrelated through rush works.**

They shouldn't be the ones to decide what's related to the case.

Because they are heavily involved.

All documents must be released with total transparency to build a fair case.

Logically YES. Practically NO. Even her family and their lawyers have no rights to observe other detainees' privacy and you should check what are stated in the law about this request of disclosure. When you say " to the public", sorry, I can't help feeling it is just insane.

If you are mosaiced with "peeep...", you would be OK for anyone with unspecified large number audience would see them or broadcasted in air. Imagine what would you do in the cell in your daily life?

Yes, it must be released to public view. The people must know.

The cameras, the tapes, the staff... it's all paid with people's taxes.

It's a potential murder case, can't just drop it out.

Refer back to her meeting records. And if you are the one who think Tax payers have every and any rights,

you should reconsider what Taxation is in democratic countries.

Those are not prosecutors documents. but are investigation team's documents. Come on, Are you awake?

Prosecutors, investigators and immigration agents are different offices of the same Ministry of "Justice".

They are so bounded together that they routinely change positions between them to gain experience.

They all are under the government

Can this report be any more biased?

Let's toss out that useless report and put the real evidence to work.

Please repeat it when you actually have read the reports and APPENDIX

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Logically YES. Practically NO. Even her family and their lawyers have no rights to observe other detainees' privacy and you should check what are stated in the law about this request of disclosure. When you say " to the public", sorry, I can't help feeling it is just insane.

We are not invading no one's privacy.

Other people can be conveniently blurred out from the tapes, voices modulated, etc.

If you can ink-out 15000 pages, you can also blur some faces from a video.

Seems to me like a weak excuse not to release the truth.

Please repeat it when you actually have read the reports and APPENDIX

We have seen so many times trials based solely on reports.

That's not gonna work on a murder case.

You need video, documents, autopsy, medical records, all and every possible evidence.

A report its based on real evidence, so be the real evidence handed out with the report on the trial.

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We are not invading no one's privacy.

Other people can be conveniently blurred out from the tapes, voices modulated, etc.

If you can ink-out 15000 pages, you can also blur some faces from a video.

Seems to me like a weak excuse not to release the truth.

They are not Youtubers or Visual Otaku. What do you expect Japan and bureaucrats who are still far away from

paperless + advanced technologies. You are demanding more than their lawyer Ibuski

We have seen so many times trials based solely on reports.

That's not gonna work on a murder case.

Who the heck could decide it be murder case? Plaintiffs? How?

You need video, documents, autopsy, medical records, all and every possible evidence.

Once again, shuffle yourself and come back with only what are missing after you ask some Japanese to read the report, please.

A report its based on real evidence, so be the real evidence handed out with the report on the trial.

Yes you should expect it at court.

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Whisma died.

And all j-justice system is trying to cover their asses releasing nothing that could find them guilty.

The black-inked documents and the concealment of video evidence is not acceptable.

Haven't seen anything like it in any modern justice.

Might be acceptable a century ago, but not in this century.

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Whisma died.

We all know it

And all j-justice system is trying to cover their asses releasing nothing that could find them guilty.

You just think so without even knowing what are in the reports and appendix.

You probably think they are all lies including meeting dialogue with NGO . Strange, the person didn't complain

as much as and in the way you do.

The black-inked documents and the concealment of video evidence is not acceptable.

Don't make me repeat it. Even Lawyer Ibuski officially announced, the report disclosing black-out parts, if not all.

Haven't seen anything like it in any modern justice.

Might be acceptable a century ago, but not in this century.

Don't pretend you experienced already what you call modern justice. Be my guest where did you?

Official trials have not been even held, In which country all those things are openly disclosed to the public? In which country?

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