Attorneys for Okunishi File Special Appeal to Retry Nabari Case

Attorneys for Okunishi on their way to the Nagoya High Court to file a Special Appeal.

Since the Nagoya High Court rejected Okunishi’s retrial last week, there has been much criticism against the decision in the press in Japan. Meanwhile, attorneys for Okunishi filed a special appeal to the Supreme Court today.

There is also a concern about Okunishi’s health. 86-year-old Okunishi has lost appetite, and now has other health issues. He is being treated at a hospital outside the detention center.

At the hospital, his right hand is tied to the bed with a handcuff, his left hand also handcuffed with a rope tying the handcuff to a guard’s hand. Four guards are constantly watching him aroun the bed……  Read about this inhumane treatment here (in Japanese).

Additional story on Nabari Case can be found here.

From Source.

Excerpt:

NAGOYA (Kyodo) — The defense counsel for an 86-year-old death-row inmate convicted of killing five women with poisoned wine in Nabari, Mie Prefecture, in 1961 appealed a high court decision not to reopen the case to the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

The move came after the Nagoya High Court rejected Friday the seventh appeal for a retrial by Masaru Okunishi, who has been on death row for 40 years, saying, “It is unquestionable that only Okunishi could have mixed pesticide into the wine.”

One response to “Attorneys for Okunishi File Special Appeal to Retry Nabari Case

  1. Pingback: Supreme Court Rejects to Reopen Nabari Case… | Wrongful Convictions Blog

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