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Parent Report Okawa Suffering from Paresis News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 2
Folder Second Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Report Okawa Suffering from Paresis By United Press Shumei Okawa, one of the 28 major war criminal suspects, who threw the International Military Tribunal into an uproar by slapping Hideki Tojo on the head during the arraignment, is suffering from tertiary paresis it was learned officially. (U. S. Army medical authorities explained that tertiary paresis is the advanced stage of the disease. Treatment prevents spread of the disease, but there is no method to restore already damaged brain tissue.) Yosuke Matsuoka, former Japanese foreign minister who has also been absent from the dock, is “dangerously ill” with tuberculosis at the 361st Station Hospital. Tribunal Refuses to Dismiss Charges The International Military Tribunal for the Far East yesterday rejected defense motions to dismiss charges against 28 major war criminal suspects. The defense had submitted motions challenging the court’s jurisdiction challenging the qualifications of judges representing the victorious motions and had also moved for a bill of particulars. R. M. Pal, Indian judge for the Tribunal, was present at the Friday session of the first time. The court adjourned until a date to be set by tribunal president Sir William Webb.