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The U.N. special rapporteur on the right to privacy has challenged the government’s defense of the contentious law Japan enacted last June to criminalize the planning of serious crimes.

In a written reply to Kyodo News, Joseph Cannataci said the “shortcomings” of the government’s arguments regarding his concerns about the respect of the right to privacy under the new state-sponsored law “would presumably be obvious to the most casual of observers.”

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