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Japan: Further Information: Okinawa activist continues to be denied bail: Hiroji Yamashiro

, Index number: ASA 22/5789/2017

Hiroji Yamashiro remains in detention following the denial of his Special Appeal for bail by the Supreme Court on 20 February 2017. Arrested for his role in protests against new U.S. military construction projects in Okinawa, Hiroji Yamashiro has not been able to see his family since 17 October 2016. His next court hearing is scheduled for 17 March 2017.

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