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Parent 30 Jap Officers Identified in Siam Camp Atrocities News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
30 Jap Officers Identified in Siam Camp Atrocities By the Associated Press Bangkok, Sept. 28 (Delayed) – More than 30 Japanese officers in the administration of prisoner of war camps in Siam were identified today as perpetrators of atrocities or as responsible for maladministration which resulted in thousands of deaths. The identification was made by British, Australian, and Dutch former prisoners in the first screening of arrested suspects. Maj. R. C. Laming, former prisoner of war who before the war was a judge in the Siamese Court of Appeals, is the legal adviser directing the screening procedure, in which more than 50 Japanese held near Bangkok were viewed in a lineup by six selected groups of former prisoners. The accusations ranged from withholding food and medical supplies to actual killings.