Victim of wrongful arrest
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Outcry over Japan's forced confessions

Japan has one of the lowest reported crime rates in the world and a conviction rate of more than 99%.

But while its justice system may be credited with keeping society safe, in recent months there has been a public outcry over an alarming number of wrongful arrests where innocent people confessed to crimes they did not commit.

Mariko Oi reports.

  • 02 Jan 2013
  • From the section Asia