• Kyodo


One of the judges who sentenced Aum Shinrikyo founder Shoko Asahara to death in 2004 over the deadly crimes he and his cult committed will preside over the appeal against Ichiro Ozawa’s acquittal up before the Tokyo High Court, according to judicial sources.

A three-judge panel led by Shoji Ogawa, 62, will try the Democratic Party of Japan power broker, who was found innocent in April of falsely reporting his political funds but now faces an appeal of that decision by prosecutors.

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