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Japan: End abusive detention system after murder conviction quashed

07 November 2012 The acquittal of a man who spent 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit is a sharp reminder why Japan must reform its police detention system, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.Govinda Prasad Mainali, a Nepalese migrant worker who consistently maintained his innocence, was formally cleared on Wednesday at the Tokyo High Court of killing a Japanese woman in March 1997.When initially arrested, Mainali was denied access to lawyers and was beaten, kicked and pinned against the wall by police officers during interrogations.After the initial court hearing, Amnesty International…

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