The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Trial Procedure

Interrogations June 4, 1946

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Informs the Staff that a Central Interrogation Center has been established so in the future, "no interrogation of Japanese or other enemy aliens will be performed in Japan by agencies of any country, except by prior authority of and under the direct supervision of the Assistant Chief of Staff, G-2, General Headquarters." Outlines proper procedure to request an interrogation with requests being submitted in writing to Miss Abilock and clearance being granted through the office of Roy Morgan.
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1946CE Jun 4th
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Instructions for Preparation of Individual Summations

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Memorandum to the legal staff preparing summations against individual defendants. Keenan informs the legal staff that, in light of the ruling by the Tribunal that prosecution must "proceed first with its final argument, in order to meet the translation and processing problems," the summations must be completed long before the rebuttal is completed. Therefore, the legal staff should submit three copies of their completed summations after their defendants have completed their defense, including all evidence approved by the Rebuttal Committee, to Mr. Horwitz. States that the exact form to be followed for the processing of the individual summations has been given to Miss Braun for the stenographers to follow. Keenan also states that "the prosecution is not pressing the conspiracy charges in counts Nos. 44 and 53. They should therefore be ignored in the preparation of the summations." Finally, Keenan discusses numerous points regarding the instructions on the preparation of the argument as laid out by Col. Fixel and the general rules to be followed regarding the liability of each defendant.
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1948CE Jan 6th
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