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High court says 90-year-old woman should be retried over 1979 murder

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In rejecting an appeal by prosecutors, the Miyazaki branch of the Fukuoka High Court said confessions that led to the conviction of Ayako Haraguchi were not credible and adopted as evidence prosecutors once again sweating at their practice of forced confessions, instead of actually finding evidence. karma always catches up with you in the end

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I made a coerced confession, not true, but at least I could walk out the door in 7 or 8 hours. She has 10 years.

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In rejecting an appeal by prosecutors, the Miyazaki branch of the Fukuoka High Court said confessions that led to the conviction of Ayako Haraguchi were not credible and adopted as evidence

But the prosecutors dont believe an expert's opinion is not scientific enough yet they sought and got a conviction based upon evidence that was not credible.

The prosecutors appealed the decision, saying the expert's opinion is not scientific enough to serve as evidence.

Something is sure screwy!

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The justice system needs to use proof instead of these false confessions. Its 2018 and there's a lot of equipment to prove someone's innocence. Many people who were proved innocent after their long and wrongful sentence are never even given an apology, acknowledgment or anything. This "forced confession" system is so outdated and it viciously damages a familys' reputation in their community.

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