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A U.S. Marine on trial in Japan for attempted rape will sue the U.S. federal government for handing him over to Japan and thereby subjecting him to the Japanese criminal justice system, which has been criticized for human rights abuses, a U.S. lawyer representing him said Thursday.

Maj. Michael Brown, 39, has decided to file a suit at a U.S. federal district court in Texas, New York-based attorney Michael Griffith told reporters in Okinawa.

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