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Akiko Hoshino is the wife of jailed left-wing activist, Fumiaki Hoshino,who was convicted in 1979 for the killing of a police officer in a demonstration in Shibuya in 1971.
His original sentence of 20 years was extended in 1983 to life imprisonment even though the evidence was primarily confessions that were later retracted when the defendant and witnesses claimed they had been given under duress from the police. There was little or no other physical evidence linking Hoshino to the...
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