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National News

Aum death-row trio to take stand in fugitive's trial


Three Aum Shinrikyo members on death row are to be questioned in open court in the trial of Makoto Hirata, who is accused of helping to kidnap a notary public who was later killed by the doomsday cult, the Tokyo District Court announced June 17.

Questioning death-row inmates as witnesses is extremely rare, and this will be the first time in a lay judge trial, the court said.

The three inmates are Yoshihiro Inoue, 43, Tomomasa Nakagawa, 50, and Yasuo Koike, 55.

Hirata turned himself in on Dec. 31, 2011, after 17 years on the lam. (Kyodo)



The Japan Times ST: June 28, 2013


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