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Japan / Okinawa Rape Case / United States Servicemen's Trial #400536

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 11, 1995
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Report introduced.

(Tokyo: May Lee) Accusations by an American defense lawyer that the three US servicemen on trial for the rape of a Japanese schoolgirl in Okinawa, Japan, cannot get a fair trial examined. [Attorney for families Michael GRIFFITH - attacks the government of Okinawa for pressuring the court.] "New York Times" ad taken out by the Okinawa government that is critical of the United States military noted. [Defense attorney Mitsunobu MATSUNAGA - (thru translator) opposes any change in the defense.] Apology at Monday's hearing from defendant Rodrico Harp, who also claimed the military coerced him into confessing, recounted. [On December 7, United States forces in Japan commander Lieutenant General Richard MYERS - denies coercion.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Lee, May

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