'Yokohama incident' to be retried

Court will soon begin the retrial of five deceased people accused of 'violating the Public Security Maintenance Law," a notoriously repressive law that was in force in Japan until the end of World War II.

On March 15, the Tokyo High Prosecutor's Office announced that it will not appeal against the Tokyo High Court decision to approve the retrial of the five who were convicted 60 years ago in the so-called "Yokohama Incident."

The plaintiffs have said that the five were convicted after Japan's surrender to the Allies, and that the repressive law had already been nullified at that point. (end)

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