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Parent Pedro Lopez Will Assist in Trials News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 1
Folder First Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Pedro Lopez Will Assist in Trials Filipino Lawyer Named to Join Prosecution London (UP) – Pedro Lopez, who headed the Philippines United Nations Organization delegation, told the United Press that he will proceed next week via the United States to Tokyo to represent the Philippines as a prosecutor in the forthcoming trials against major Japanese war criminals. Lopez, a 40-year-old lawyer, was a resistance leader during the Japanese occupation of the Philippines. He drew attention to the UNO Assembly by his forthright and determined stand for freedom of the press. He said his appointment as a prosecutor of Japanese war criminals is a sign of recognition of Philippines suffering. He said the list of defendants will be headed by former Japanese Premier Tojo. Lopez said he is angry because he has seen personally the horrible crimes committed by the Japanese in the Philippines against an innocent population.