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Naha assembly adopts motion protesting attempted sexual assault involving U.S. Marine

  • April 26, 2022
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
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Okinawa Times and Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that following the indictment of a U.S. Marine for allegedly injuring a woman while attempting to sexually assault her in Okinawa last October, the Naha city assembly unanimously adopted at an emergency session on Monday a resolution and written opinion protesting the incident. In the motion and written opinion, the assembly called for an apology and compensation for the victim, the implementation of effective measures to prevent a recurrence, and a fundamental review of the U.S.-Japan Status of Forces Agreement. The assembly expressed strong anger over “unacceptable acts of brutality repeatedly committed by U.S. military personnel and civilian base workers that infringe on the dignity and human rights of women.” The resolution was addressed to the President of the United States, the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, the Commander of U.S. Forces Japan, and others, while the written opinion was addressed to the Prime Minister of Japan, the President of the House of Councillors, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and others.

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