ARSON AND WRONGFUL CONVICTIONS

"If there is a fire and someone dies, the surivors will always be charged with arson." Gerald Hurst, Ph.D.




JIADEP Notes: Dr.Hurst's well known adage is as applicable to Japan as anywhere else. The number of wrongfully charged and convicted victims is quite shocking.

JIADEP has compiled a list of known false arson cases in Japan:


http://www.jiadep.org/Arson_Chart_files/page48_1.html

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