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Police Accuses “2channel” for Assisting in Drug Trade

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Media & Journalism

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department sent papers on Hiroyuki Nishimura, the founder and former operator of Japan's popular online bulletin board “2channel [1]” [ja] to prosecutors on December 20 2012, accusing him of helping in the solicitation of the narcotics trade, Jiji Press reported [2].
@Ikalga commented [3] [ja] on Twitter that accusing the former operator for failing to delete comments of an illegal transaction is nonsense:

Sending papers on Hiroyuki to prosecutors, is like blaming swordsmith for a suspect swinging his knife on the street.