WO235/1012

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Title

WO235/1012

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First Charge (against all Accused)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME, in that they at SHAM SHUI PO, HONG KONG, between the 24 January 1942 and the 15 August 1945 when members of the Prisoners-of-War Camp Staff under the command of the first named accused, and responsible for the well-being of British, Canadian and Dutch Prisoners-of-War interned in the SHAM SHUI PO Prisoners-of-War Camp were, in violation of the laws and usages or war, together concerned in the inhumane treatment of the said Prisoners-of-War resulting in the deaths of some and in physical sufferings to others.”

Second Charge (against D1 and D2)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME, in that they at SHAM SHUI PO, HONG KONG, between the 24 January 1942 and the 26 September 1942 or thereabouts when Commandant and Medical Officer respectively of all; Prisoners-of-War Camps in Hong Kong, and responsible for the well-being of British, and Canadian Prisoners-of-War, in violation of the laws and usages or war, together concerned in the inhumane treatment of the said Prisoners-of-War resulting in the deaths of some and in physical sufferings to others.”

Third Charge (against D1, D2 and D3)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME, in that they in KOWLOON, HONG KONG, between April 1942 and May 1944 or thereabouts when the accused Col. Tokunaga Isao and the accused Capt. Saito Shunkichi were respectively Commandant and Medical Officer of all Prisoners-of-War Camps in Hong Kong and the accused Lt. Tanaka Hitochi was Commandant of the UPPER ARGYLE STREET OFFICERS CAMP, and responsible for the well-being of British, and Canadian Prisoners-of-War serving on the medical staff and/or receiving treatment at the said UPPER ARGYLE STREET OFFICER CAMP, were, in violation of the laws and usages or war, together concerned in the inhumane treatment of the said Prisoners-of-War resulting in the deaths of some and in physical sufferings to others.”

Fourth Charge (against D1 and D2)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME, in that they in KOWLOON, HONG KONG, between February 1942 and the 16 June 1942 or thereabouts when Commandant and Medical Officer in HONG KONG, and responsible for the well-being of British, and Canadian Prisoners-of-War serving on the medical staff and/or receiving treatment at the INDIAN MILITARY HOSPITAL at ARGYLE STREET, KOWLOON, HONG KONG, were, in violation of the laws and usages of war, together concerned in the inhumane treatment of the said Prisoners-of-War resulting in the deaths of some and in physical sufferings to others.”

Fifth Charge (against D1 and D2)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME, in that they in KOWLOON, HONG KONG, between the 24 January 1942 and the 15 August 1945 or thereabouts when Commandant and Medical Officer of all Prisoners-of-War Camps in HONG KONG, and responsible for the well-being of British and Canadian Prisoners-of-War serving on the medical staff and/or receiving treatment at the BOWEN ROAD HOSPITAL, HONG KONG, were, in violation of the laws and usages of war, together concerned in the inhumane treatment of the said Prisoner-of-War resulting in the deaths of some and in physical sufferings to others.”

Sixth Charge (against D1 and D2)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME, in that they at the Prisoners-of-War Camp HQ’s at FORFAR STREET, KOWLOON, HONG KONG, in or about the month of August 1942 when Commandant and intelligence officer respectively of the Prisoners-of-War Camp Headquarters, were in violation of the laws and usages of war, together concerned in the maltreatment of Sgt. J.O. Payne, L/Cpl G. Berzenski, Pte. J.H. Adams and Pte. P.J. Ellis, all Canadian Prisoners-of-War then in their custody and command.”

Seventh Charge (against D1)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME in that he on or about the month of August 1942 when Commandant of all Prisoners-of-War Camp in HONG KONG, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the killing of Sgt. J.O. Payne, L/Cpl G. Berzenski, Pte. J.H. Adams and Pte. P.J. Ellis, all Canadian Prisoners-of-War then in their custody and command.”

Eighth Charge (against D1)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME in that he at HONG KONG on or about 14 September 1942 when Commandant of all Prisoners-of-War Camps in HONG KONG, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the killing of Pte. V. Branson, L/Cpl. W.G. Byrne, P. Connely, Pte. J. Steppworth and Pte. M.T. Dunne, all British Prisoners-of-War in his custody and command.”

Ninth Charge (against D1)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME in that he at HONG KONG on or about October 1942 and 15 August 1945 when Commandant of all Prisoners-of-War CAMPS IN HONG KONG, did, in violation of the laws and usages of war, misappropriate for his own use and benefit Red Cross supplies of food, medicine, clothes and other comforts intended for the Prisoners-of-War interned in Hong Kong, and further did permit and condone the misappropriation of such Red Cross supplies by his staff.”

Tenth Charge (against D1)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME in that he at divers places in HONG KONG between 24 January 1942 and 15 August 1945 when Commandant of all Prisoners-of-War Camps in Hong Kong, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the beating, torture and unlawful killing of numerous Chinese Civilians in Hong Kong aforesaid.”

Eleventh Charge (against D3)
“COMMITTING A WAR CRIME, in that he, at No. 167 ARGYLE STREET, KOWLOON, HONG KONG, in or about the month of August 1943 when Commandant of the UPPER ARGYLE STREET OFFICERS CAMP and concurrently O.i/c Intelligence Section, Prisoners-of-War Camps Headquarters, was, in violation of the laws and usages of war, concerned in the maltreatment of two unidentified Chinese Drivers and Lt. HADDOCK and one or more other British Prisoners-of-War then in his custody and command.”

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Citation

“WO235/1012,” Hong Kong's War Crimes Trials Collection, accessed September 22, 2018, http://hkwctc.lib.hku.hk/items/show/61.

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