Japan’s Secrecy Bill Condemned By Nobel Prize Winners

by Admin on December 11, 2013

Japan’s controversial new state secrets law was condemned as the largest ever threat to democracy in postwar Japan by many academics reports The Nation.

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The new law, adopted on Friday 6 December 2013, will now penalize those who spill state secrets with much harsher sentences despite a large public outcry that it was draconian and would impinge on press freedom and the public’s rights right to know. Japan has been condemned by critics including academics and Novel Prize winners as reverting to a prewar government.

Those who are convicted of breaking the bill could be penalized by up to ten years in prison.   More than 250 film celebrities have appealed for the law to be blocked.

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