The Tokyo War Crimes Trial, U.Va.

The Tokyo War Crimes Trial

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Trial Transcript August 28, 1946

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Transcript of Proceedings, August 28, 1946 (pp. 4370 -- 4448 inc.) Witnesses include Harold Frank Gill and Shu-Ming Tung with prosecution and defense lawyers David N. Sutton; Alfred W. Brooks, Henry Chiu, and Michael Levin. Discusses Class B Offenses as well as the events in Tientsin and telegrams regarding Japanese actions in China.
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1946CE Aug 28th
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Addition of Legal Personnel

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Tavenner writes to Keenan with updates regarding the progress of the trial. Requests additional legal personnel from the United States to help out the legal staff. Indicates that representatives for the accused in Sugamo Prison are demanding their clients be released if they are not going to be prosecuted. Also states that Tavenner will "review Justice Mansfield's evidence with him in a few days" given the observations made by the Court to Mansfield "regarding the length of evidence dealing with conventioanl war crimes, the reason of which is very applicable to atrocities." Discusses concerns over the length of evidence presented and the possibility that the Tribunal will limit testimony regarding POWs and atrocities.
Date: 
1946CE Dec 6th
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