DATE OF CRIMES
Between 1 April 1945 and 20 August 1945
LOCATION OF CRIMES
Adam Road P.O.W. camp, Singapore
DATE OF TRIAL
13 and 14 September 1946
LOCATION OF TRIAL
The accused, Sergeant Genda Munekichi, was the commandant of the Adam Road P.O.W. Camp, consisting of about 500 British, Australian, Dutch and American P.O.W.s. It was alleged that Genda had mistreated the P.O.W.s, thereby causing them physical suffering. Such mistreatment included neglecting to look after the welfare of P.O.W.s, failing to improve camp conditions (such as failing to solve overcrowding issues, failing to provide adequate sanitary conditions and medical supplies and failing to provide enough food) and physical maltreatment (such as forcing P.O.W.s to build fortifications and undertake manual work even if they were in no physical condition to do so, denying P.O.W.s medical treatment, taking materials meant for the P.O.W.s for personal use, and beating up P.O.W.s).
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According to exhibits, Genda had seen action in New Guinea with a unit which had been completely destroyed. Genda was wounded in the hand and was first moved to the Philippines, and subsequently to Singapore. Adam Road P.O.W. Camp was his first experience of dealing with P.O.W.s.
Genda [Kinda], Munekichi. Sergeant. From Japanese military. From Japan. Not guilty.
Blacklock, E. N. Lieutenant Colonel. From British military. Court president. Solicitor.
Fortescue, F. G. Major. From British military.
Dunsford, E.H. Captain. From British military.
Eber, J. St J. Civilian. Barrister-at-Law, Inner Temple and Solicitor and Advocate in Singapore.
Kawachi, Yuzo. District Judge in Chiba, Japan.
DEFENCE ADVISORY OFFICERS
Wait, R.T. Captain. From British military.