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The Fukuoka District Court on Tuesday opened a judicial reexamination of the drug-smuggling conviction of a Korean resident who has always maintained his innocence, one year after his release from prison at the end of a 16-year sentence.
The judicial reexamination comes 19 years after Kim's initial arrest in the case and 15 years after the Supreme Court dismissed his appeal and upheld his 16-year prison sentence, which he served at Tokushima Prison in western Japan.
The reexamination clause is a prohibition on "the direct impairment of the right of trial by jury through judicial reexamination of factfindings of a jury other than as permitted in 1791.