DATE OF CRIMES
Between 1 April 1945 and 31 August 1945
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Kumeryama, New Britain (present-day Papau New Guinea)
DATE OF TRIAL
17, 18, 19 & 21 Feb 1947
LOCATION OF TRIAL
Accused was alleged to have ill treated Indian POWs by condoning and encouraging assaults by one Sherai.
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In this case, the Court decided to call its own witnesses. It is rather interesting because the Prosecution initially requested the court to allow these witnesses to be called as Prosecution witnesses. However, the Court declined the request and said that they wanted to call them as Court witnesses, the reason being that there was marked contradiction in the evidence given by the Prosecution witnesses and Defence witnesses, so the Court had to step in and resolve this difference.
Kondo, Takeyoshi. Lieutenant. From Japanese military. From Japan. Not guilty.
Symons, K. T. Lieutenant Colonel. From British military. Barrister-at-Law.
Hebden, E. N. Major. From British military.
Hussain, K. Major. From British military.
Gupte, G. V. Major. From British military. Pleader, High Court, Bombay.
Hiroshe, Washiro. Judge Advocate, Supreme Court, Tokyo.
DEFENCE ADVISORY OFFICERS
Sinclair, D. F. H. Captain. From British military.