Idubor Case: Lower Court Decision text, and complete letters from prison, written specially for Debito.org (part 1)
Posted by Dr. ARUDOU, Debito on January 31st, 2008
Hi Blog. Here are some letters from Osayuwamen “Yuyu” Idubor, written in jail and passed to me over the past couple of weeks through his wife. The Idubor Case is where a Nigerian was sentenced last December to three years for rape despite no physical evidence, and flawed accuser testimony. He gives us his view on what happened in his own words. (Click here to see a picture of Yuyu and his lawyer’s cross-examination of the flawed testimony.)
I received his District Court Decision in PDF format a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it. Those with time and interest can download it here: http://www.debito.org/iduborchisaihanketsu.pdf
BTW, I created a blog entry on this some days ago, but not all the letters were in and they were not properly paginated. So I’ll start again, delete the old blog, and paste below the comments it got. There are many pages, and it will clog the blog if I print them all full size. So here are pages B1-B7 (about the bar itself–germane to the accusations made in the case), then pages 1 to 130. Pages 131 to 165 are in the next blog entry, pages 166-221 linked from there. Please click on thumbnails below to access each page.
And if you want to support the Idubors, drop by his bar in Yokohama. Details on how to get there here. Arudou Debito in Sapporo
What happened, in Yuyu Idubor’s own words:
CONTINUES IN PART TWO, NEXT BLOG ENTRY…