Japan court orders 68 million yen compensation to Mainali


KATHMANDU: A Japanese court has ordered the government to compensate Govind Prasad Mainali with 68 million yen. The Tokyo District Court had directed the government to provide the sum ( around 792,000 US $) as compensation for the 15 years of imprisonment that Mainali had to serve for a murder that he had not committed.

he Japanese government has already Tokyo District Court directed the Japanese government to compensate 68 million yen (approx. $792,000) to Mainali.

Mainali was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for the rape and murder of a Japanese women in 1997. However he was acquitted by the Tokyo High Court on June 7, 2012, following a retrial.