DATE OF CRIMES
4 June 1944 - 17 August 1945
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Chungkai POW Camp, Siam (present-day Thailand)
DATE OF TRIAL
31 October and 1 November 1946
LOCATION OF TRIAL
The defendant was alleged to have brutally assaulted British POWs on many occasions, in particular striking the victim, Major Richardson, repeatedly on the face with his fist, as a result of which the latter sustained a fractured jaw and some broken teeth. The defendant was charged with the ill-treatment of British POWs and causing bodily injury and suffering to Major Richardson.
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A plate of photographs was provided to witnesses for them to identify the accused. The defence counsel argued that the case should have been dismissed because the defendant had been mistakenly identified based on these photographs, and because of inconsistent evidence.
Takemoto, Keiichi. Korean Guard. From Japanese military. From Korea. Guilty. 2 years' imprisonment. Sentence confirmed.
Smith, H.E.R. Lieutenant Colonel. Court president.
Butterfield, R.S. Major.
Hibbert, A.A. Major.
Bannerjee, S.K. Major. From British Indian Army.
Yuze, Kawaichi. District Court Tokyo.
DEFENCE ADVISORY OFFICERS
Wait, R.T. Captain. From British military.