The Infamous HOKURYO CLINIC case:
In January 2001, a 11-year old inpatient's condition was suddenly deteriorated and Mr Daisuke Mori (29) who was an assistant nurse of Hokuryo Clinic in Sendai, Japan at that time was arrested and indicted on suspicion of attempted murder of her. After that, he was further arrested and prosecuted repeatedly for a murder and three other attempted murder cases.
At first, Mr Mori was reported to have confessed his crime, and that was said to have mixed a muscle relaxant in the intravenous drip for about 20 patients killing about 10 of them because he was too frustrated by work and was in the position that he could do that. The Japanese media was featuring this case as an unprecedented atrocious crime in Japan.
However, Mr Mori has started to deny the charge since 3 days after his arrest and thereafter he has been consistently proclaiming his innocence in good faith.
In his first trial (at Sendai District Court), the defence claimed his complete innocence and fought hard against prosecution but in March 2004 he was sentenced to life imprisonment with probation [in US American English, parole].
In the second trial (at Sendai High Court), the witnesses, evidence, expert testimony request from the defence lawyers were all rejected and the defendant was not even allowed to question. The case was unjustfiably concluded after only 4 hearings then the discontinuance was announced in March 2006.
The defence appealed on the same day, but in February 2008 his appeal was dismissed and his sentence of life imprisonment was regrettably confirmed.
Free Innocent Daisuke-san today!!!無実の大助さんを今日釈放せよ！！！
Please join us to support Daisuke-san who is absolutely innocent and deserves his honour and dignity restored at once.
I will translate news from his supporters' site in due course:
Daisuke-san has published his diary supported by his excellent defence lawyer (sorry, only in Japanese):
僕はやってない! 仙台筋弛緩剤点滴混入事件守大助勾留日記/守 大助