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Top court acquits Vietnamese trainee of abandoning stillborn twins

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She also said she had not revealed to anyone that she was pregnant for fear of being deported.

Come to Japan and become fearful of being a human being by having a child or children?

There needs to be some deep soul searching about what constitutes a fair and decent society here.

-4 ( +26 / -30 )

I guess we will never know if they were actually still born or suffocated from not clearing their airway after birth. If she went full term it’s very unlikely they were both still born.

-17 ( +3 / -20 )

I am actually surprised that the court used some common sense in handing down this judgement. Now I just hope that this is truly the "final" sentence and the woman and everyone can put it to a peaceful rest!

22 ( +25 / -3 )

Top court acquits Vietnamese trainee of abandoning stillborn twins

Happy that she is being freed, it's not the last one there will be another new one in the future, due company that accept trainee they don't like if their worker unable to work.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/01/29/national/chinese-trainee-arrested-abandoning-baby-tells-police-feared-deportation-japan

-14 ( +5 / -19 )

I am actually surprised that the court used some common sense in handing down this judgement.

This was the supreme court, The district and high courts found her guilty. I suspect that by the time case got all the way to the supreme court, Japan was getting worried about its image in the eyes of the world.

-6 ( +15 / -21 )

She also said she had not revealed to anyone that she was pregnant for fear of being deported.

The mere fact that this was her main concern should really alert the Japanese government to what a sham this technical internship is - nothing more than cheap, slave labor.

-6 ( +21 / -27 )

Technical trainees are here to learn skills through work, not to start a family. Obviously some woke Supreme Court judges overturned the lower courts’ rulings. The Vietnamese woman should have gone back to Vietnam to give birth. The twin babies might have survived.

-25 ( +4 / -29 )

And THANK YOU YOUR HONORS ,

During the trial, Linh said that she planned to hold a funeral for them but had not known what to do given the severity of the situation. She also said she had not revealed to anyone that she was pregnant for fear of being deported.

No one will understand her DELAMA as a Woman, living alone in a foreign land under Strick rules and just gave birth to two Stillborn Twins.

Glad to see the Top Court overturn the ruling.

12 ( +14 / -2 )

The Supreme Court judgement is very fair. The poor woman was in a terrible dilemna, being in a foreign country. It would be interesting to know who the father of the children was, was he another trainee, or was he an employer who took advantage of her? She would have been especially vulnerable to the latter.

11 ( +13 / -2 )

A stillbirth is the death or loss of a baby before or during delivery.

So it they were not living, breathing, functioning human beings.

she should get counseling. Very traumatic for her. We should show compassion.

She is a living, breathing, functioning human being, regardless of her nationality

5 ( +8 / -3 )

The woman should never have experienced all of her sufferings and should have had support.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

Good For You Lady, Now you can go back to your family and have the peace of mind you deserve.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Its insanely callous that she was even prosecuted for this in the first place.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

Technical trainees are here to learn skills through work, not to start a family. 

Family has nothing to do with learning or work. If it has, the world will not produce any child.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

arguing that the act of concealing the bodies

The problem here is the prosecutors argues she “conceals” them. She did not.

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MeiyouwentiToday  08:56 am JST

Technical trainees are here to learn skills through work, not to start a family. Obviously some woke Supreme Court judges overturned the lower courts’ rulings. The Vietnamese woman should have gone back to Vietnam to give birth. The twin babies might have survived.

They are and never were technical trainees. If she had to attend a college to get further knowledge, and the n sent to a work place to implement that knowledge with specific aim, I could agree it’s training. Was there a specific course? Specific tests? Was there a person overseeing the training that wasn’t an employer? Was there any language training for these skills? Or was the course actually run in Vietnamese? If the answer to most of these things is “no”. Then I’m going to assume it is another law to skirt around abusing someone. Putting mandarins in a box, and putting them in a barn, or on a truck, isn’t training. It’s slave labour by any other name.

the definition of a still born is a baby that is born dead. Not alive! We don’t know if the babies were born alive. They could have died in the womb much much earlier.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

Obviously some woke Supreme Court

The story is, despite the acquittal, tragic. However, this made me laugh. The famously woke Japanese judicial system with its virtue-signalling support for minorities and gender equality. Lmao!

Or are we at the stage where everything showing any decency or compassion is considered "woke"?

4 ( +8 / -4 )

Of course she thought she would have been deported or fired from her job, because she WOULD have.

Anyone that's spent any time in Japan knows that.

-7 ( +4 / -11 )

Well done! Abolishing the trainee systems is next.

-5 ( +4 / -9 )

The original trial focused on her putting the babies in a box and thus "concealing" them.

It's what I would have done if I had a box with no intention to hide them.

Glad the higher court saw sense.

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Why is no responsibility expected of the father? Women do not get pregnant alone. It is absurd to see her suffer and be punished, yet he is without any repercussion.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Sorry for the loss and situation. When it comes to tragic injury or loss of life, reporting it to the police right away might save trouble.

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