The Tokyo High Court in 2000 convicted Govinda Prasad Mainali for the 1997 robbery and murder of a Tokyo woman, but his brother believes he is innocent and is pushing to have him acquitted — again.

Indra Prasad Mainali, a 46-year-old travel agent, has made a written request to the Supreme Court, which is hearing Govinda’s appeal, to acquit his 36-year-old brother, it was learned Monday.

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