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Sugaya files objection after being barred from voting

Sugaya files objection (意義を申し立てる) after being barred from voting

The defense counsel of a 62-year-old man believed wrongly convicted of a 1990 murder in Ashikaga, Tochigi Prefecture, has filed an objection with a local election committee over its decision to bar him from voting in the Aug. 30 general election.

The defense team for Toshikazu Sugaya, who is expected to be acquitted (無罪判決を言い渡す) of the murder of a 4-year-old girl in a yet-to-be-scheduled (スケジュールされていない) retrial, on Tuesday blasted (非難する) the decision by the city of Ashikaga's committee as "unjust (不公平な)."

The defense lawyers said they had asked the election committee on Aug. 12 to restore (復活させる) Sugaya's right to vote so he could participate in the Aug. 30 House of Representatives election (衆院選挙).

But the committee turned down the request, saying his guilt, finalized by a 2000 Supreme Court ruling, would not lose its validity even if there is a retrial or the sentence is suspended, according to the lawyers.

Under the law, someone who has been convicted is not eligible to vote until the sentence is completed.

そうなんですか。
法律上、投票出来ないのですね。
知りませんでした。
彼の場合は、特例を認めるべきだと思いますが・・・・
by yu-fen-sun | 2009-08-22 02:03 | 英語関連