• Kyodo News

  • SHARE

A man who was convicted for a 1990 murder on DNA evidence but recently freed by new DNA evidence made a joint appeal with lawyers Wednesday to have interrogations recorded in their entirety to prevent forced confessions.

“I think interrogations should be videotaped from the start and a third party should be allowed to view the contents,” said Toshikazu Sugaya, who spent 17 years in prison on a life sentence until a second, more advanced, DNA test contradicted the evidence used to link him to the murder of a 4-year-old girl in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)