DATE OF CRIMES
27 March 1943
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Chungkai Prisoner of War Camp, Siam (present-day Thailand)
DATE OF TRIAL
19, 21, 22, and 26 January 1948
LOCATION OF TRIAL
The defendant was the Chief Administrative Officer and Group Commander of all POW camps employed in the construction of the Siam-Burma Railway. Four British POWs escaped from a camp and were captured after about one and a half months. The defendant instructed that they should be shot.
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The defendant denied ever issuing orders to shoot the POWs who had escaped, but he did admit that shooting might be undertaken to prevent POWs from escaping.
Sasa, Akira. Major General. From Japanese military. From Japan. Guilty. Death by hanging. Sentence confirmed.
Massie, L.A. Lieutenant Colonel. From British military. Court President. Solicitor.
Hebden, E.N. Major. From British military.
Mardon, H.L. Captain. From British military.
Wait, R.T. Major. From British military.
Abe, Taro. LL.B. Barrister at Law. Supreme Court of Tokyo.
DEFENCE ADVISORY OFFICERS
Hook, C.B.E. Captain. From British military. Solicitor.