Defendant: Motoyashiki, Shinichi, civilian employee oat Hirohata P.O.W.
Docket No./ Date: 19/ Mar. 19, 1946, Yokohama, Japan(?)
Charge: 1. Committed cruel, inhuman and brutal atrocities against American
Verdict: 20 years confinement/ Sentence Upheld
Reviewing Authority's Recommendations: 1. Accused "never claimed
that he was ordered to beat a prisoner of war by any higher authority"
and based on the creation of a heavier, "reform bat" for beatings
by the accused, found that the accused "had too much initiative"
to have been compelled.
Reviewing Authority: Ralph W. Yarborough, Lt. Col., Assistant Staff Judge
Defense Arguments: 1. Admitted to slapping, striking and splashing water
on prisoners of war but denied harsher beatings and torture of prisoners
2. Denied knowing about some of the charges in the indictment
Judge Advocate's Recommendations: