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Japan must hit back at human-rights abusers

Failure to enact Magnitsky-style law would make Tokyo a G-7 outlier

| Japan
A tombstone on the grave of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky at a cemetery in Moscow: Magnitsky was a tax lawyer, who was beaten to death in a Russian prison in 2009 after claiming to have uncovered widespread fraud involving corrupt officials.   © AP

Associate professor James D.J. Brown is academic program coordinator for international affairs at Temple University's Japan Campus.

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