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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Japan halts criminal contempt case against freelancer raising alarm about return to Fukushima


An international press-freedom organization is highlighting a decision by a Japanese prosecutor to suspend criminal-contempt proceedings against a freelance journalist.
It concerned a tweet that Mari Takenouchi made about a group's efforts to get people to return to areas contaminated by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
The head of a group called Ethos filed a complaint against Takenouchi after claimed that having these people return constituted an "experiment on human beings".
"The decision to suspend the proceedings against the journalist Mari Takenouchi is obviously encouraging, but we persist in calling on the authorities to abandon them altogether and not just suspend them,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said.

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