JCP accuses unknown persons for distributing flyers slandering JCP

On the eve of the day the House of Representatives general election campaign started, flyers slandering the Japanese Communist Party were distributed in six northeastern prefectures.

Akahata of October 29 reported that the flyer, which carried pictures of JCP Chair Shii Kazuo and Democratic Party President Kan Naoto with captions stating, "Are you (Kan) going to join hands with Communists after Mr. Ozawa?", was apparently intended to slander the JCP in connection with a sexual harassment case.

The JCP on October 28 filed charges against unknown persons for planning, producing, and distributing the flyers in violation of the Public Offices Election Law.

At the National Police Agency, JCP House of Councilors member Togashi Renzo and JCP lawyer Kobayashi Ryojun requested strict police investigation into the matter and punishment of the perpetrators for publishing false information in violation of the law.

The JCP letter of accusation also pointed out that the contents of the flyer looked exactly like a Komei Party internal document and that an extra of the Komei Party's daily "Komei Shimbun" was distributed together with the flyer slandering the JCP in Fukushima City. (end)

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