Matsuo Shinichi and another
DATE OF CRIMES
Between 1 April 1944 and 15 August 1945
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Tanoura, New Britain (present-day Papau New Guinea)
DATE OF TRIAL
22 January 1945
LOCATION OF TRIAL
Accused were alleged to illtreat POWs (illtreatment consisting mainly of light beatings), in particular Ahmed Khan.
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Initially, both defendants pleaded not guilty. At the end of prosecution's case, they changed their pleas to guilty.
The two defendants were sentenced to imprisonment for a day for their crime.
Matsuo, Shinichi. Warrant Officer. From Japanese military. From Japan. Guilty. 1 day imprisonment. Sentence confirmed.
Maruo, Masaichi. Sergeant. From Japanese military. From Japan. Guilty. 1 day imprisonment. Sentence confirmed.
Smith, H.E.R. Lieutenant Colonel. From British military. Court president.
Hebden, E.N. Major. From British military.
Dumsford, E.H. Captain. From British military.
Sahay, S.B. Major. From British military. B.A. LL.B.
Hisaichi, Shimokawa. Judge, Tokyo.
DEFENCE ADVISORY OFFICERS
Ward, J.H. Major. From British military.