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Tokyo court denies bail for ex-minister, lawmaker wife

The Tokyo District Court on Wednesday refuted bail demands from previous Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai and also his lawmaker wife Anri, that have actually been arraigned on costs of ballot purchasing throughout the latter’s project to be chosen to Japan’s top residence last summertime.

Kawai, a House of Representatives participant, and also his wife submitted their 3rd demands to be launched on bail on Tuesday after begging innocent at the initial hearing of their test at the area court.

They have actually been held at the Tokyo Detention House given that their June 18 apprehensions. Their previous 2 demands were additionally turned down.

Katsuyuki Kawai (R) and also his wife Anri take the phase throughout a political fundraising celebration in Hiroshima on Sept. 23, 2019. The legislators were jailed on June 18, 2020, on uncertainty of providing money to neighborhood political leaders and also fans throughout the wife’s 2019 top residence political election project. (Kyodo) 


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Katsuyuki Kawai has actually been arraigned on costs of breaking the political election regulation by handing out money to political leaders and also fans in Hiroshima Prefecture to award them for ballots safeguarded in the project to obtain his wife chosen in July 2019. Anri is implicated of conspiring with him over several of the repayments.

While the Public Offices Election Law prompts courts to promptly provide judgments on election-related claims, usually within 100 days from the charge, the test is anticipated to take longer as a result of the a great deal of witnesses that are readied to be called.



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