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Japan has declassified data members of the squad 731

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The Japanese archive declassified 3,6 data from thousands of members of the Japanese Imperial Army’s infamous 731 squad, which during World War II experimented with biological and bacteriological weapons in public, mainly Chinese and Russian prisoners of war, reports Kommersant.


Japan has declassified data members of the squad 731


«History units for a long time was classified. His head, Lieutenant-General Shiro Ishii and other officers were immune from prosecution when they agreed to transfer all the achievements of the American occupation administration after the end of World War II. The unit was created in 1936 for the development of biological and bacteriological weapons. In the experiments, mainly Soviet (30%) and Chinese (70%) prisoners of war, as well as Koreans detained on suspicion of espionage, were used in the experiments, ”the article says.

The detachment's work included, among other things, “infecting experimental subjects with various diseases, conducting vivisections (dissection) of living people, and observing artificially caused (for example, frostbite) necrosis of living tissue”. During the experiments, about 3 thousand people died.

The unit officers captured by the Soviet army were sentenced by the Khabarovsk Tribunal in December 1949 to imprisonment from 2 to 25 years. Many of them were able to return to their homeland already in the middle of the 1950s.

The data was declassified due to the demands of Shiga Katsuo Nishiyama, a professor at the University of Medical Sciences, who has led a group of scientists who have demanded this for many years.

The professor said that he “believes all members of the 731 squad are collectively responsible for war crimes” and believes that if the circumstances of their activities become clear, “this will prevent the recurrence of similar crimes in the future.”
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  1. Sergey985
    Sergey985 April 18 2018 13: 01
    +15
    And why were they given more deadlines? It was necessary to immediately put it to the wall.
    1. Muvka
      Muvka April 18 2018 13: 03
      +11
      This is too easy. In order for no one else to feel like repeating this, it was necessary to exponentially do all the same with them as they did.
      1. Logall
        Logall April 18 2018 13: 10
        +10
        The head of the lieutenant general, Shiro Ishii, and other officers received immunity from the persecution when they agreed to transfer all the achievements of the American occupation administration

        So the Americans got up ... And Yao developed ... Forgiving war criminals! They adopted the methods of warfare ...
        1. Tatyana
          Tatyana April 18 2018 13: 27
          +10
          During the experiments, about 3 thousand people died.

          Something the figure is very underestimated!
          Secret Detachment 731 was engaged in the creation of genetic weapons against the Russians and Chinese, as well as in the creation of bacteriological weapons.
          And Russian liberoids want to allow Japan to repent of their war criminals in the Kuril Islands and the Far East!

          Evidence from the past. Secret of "Detachment 731". Japanese army of death. 23.01.2018/XNUMX/XNUMX.
          1. Albert1988
            Albert1988 April 18 2018 22: 18
            +1
            Well, about the “genetic” one, you have bent a lot - then there were no resources to even try to do it, but inhuman “medical” experiments were carried out, as well as chemical and biological weapons. And the figure is quite reliable - the unit was very small, and the fact that over the years they tortured 3000 people very eloquently speaks of the level of their atrocities.
      2. reservist
        reservist April 18 2018 13: 27
        +2
        And how was it to get them from the American Fort Detrick (biological weapons development center)?
        At the Khabarovsk trial there were only 12 defendants from Detachment 731 ...
      3. Govorun
        Govorun April 18 2018 19: 42
        0
        I agree, some of our humanists live ... send them naked in the winter and leave them there so that they themselves die or feed animals with their meat ...
    2. siberalt
      siberalt April 18 2018 13: 05
      +6
      Declassify a little, need publication. After this, the Japanese smoked about the transfer of the South and did not want to talk. winked
    3. ancestors from Don
      ancestors from Don April 18 2018 13: 10
      +3
      Quote: Sergey985
      And why were they given more deadlines? It was necessary to immediately put it to the wall.

      this is a kind of SS troops of Japan, they did not have to be captured (((.
      1. Uncle lee
        Uncle lee April 18 2018 13: 24
        +10
        The Japanese military was no different from the German Nazis, maybe even more sophisticated, with an Asian bias. Both were war criminals, the German were judged by Nuremberg, and the Japanese war criminals slipped .... And everything is already forgotten ...
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid April 18 2018 13: 42
          +4
          Quote: Uncle Lee
          The Japanese military was no different from the German Nazis, maybe even more sophisticated, with an Asian bias. Both were war criminals, the German were judged by Nuremberg, and the Japanese war criminals slipped .... And everything is already forgotten ...

          Write a little more. Remember more often. Talking is not hard. And then it’s just some kind of romanticism. Ah, a geisha! Ah Bushido! Ah Samurai! Ah Mikado!
          1. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee April 18 2018 13: 49
            +1
            Quote: Reptiloid
            Write more
            Correctly ! Samurai raise their heads again! And it is clear which way they will go!
          2. Uncle lee
            Uncle lee April 18 2018 13: 53
            +2
            Quote: Reptiloid
            Oh geisha

            Reminded: In Russia -babs, vodka, stabbing!
            In Japan, geisha, sake, hara-kiri!
            1. Reptiloid
              Reptiloid April 19 2018 01: 46
              +2
              Quote: Uncle Lee
              In Japan, geisha, sake, hara-kiri!
              It is incomprehensible to me the romanticization of an alien culture and the forgetting of their cruelties. I read that poachers in our waters were often still under the USSR
              1. Uncle lee
                Uncle lee April 19 2018 01: 53
                +2
                Poacher on black. And in the intervention in the Far East there are a lot of bloody cases behind them. This is with us. And in Asia, WWII went knee-deep in blood!
                1. Reptiloid
                  Reptiloid April 19 2018 02: 47
                  +2
                  The intervention was a terrible test for our country. Japan has always had plans to expand its territory to the mainland. But only at the expense of the local population, only destroy
                  At least Russian, at least others. There were articles about atrocities in China. Why are our somehow overly keen on Japanese paraphernalia ....
                  1. Uncle lee
                    Uncle lee April 19 2018 05: 34
                    0
                    Outwardly, everything is beautiful, but behind this beauty lies a medieval samurai grin!
    4. st25310
      st25310 April 18 2018 13: 29
      +5
      The Germans are still sought and judged
      why are these better?
    5. Labrador
      Labrador April 18 2018 14: 39
      +4
      It was necessary to amputate arms and legs, then send home. And a memory for life. And to others as a warning.
  2. Mimohod
    Mimohod April 18 2018 13: 03
    +5
    The experimental subjects used were mainly Soviet (30%) and Chinese (70%) prisoners of war, as well as Koreans detained on suspicion of espionage, ”
    One hundred and first time is proving - that any fascist, Nazi and pseudo-democratic (USA, Great Britain and Germany) regime can use its scientists in inhuman and criminal experiments ....
    1. dog breeder
      dog breeder April 18 2018 13: 59
      +3
      Mimohod (Michael)
      any fascist, Nazi and pseudo-democratic (USA, Great Britain and Germany) regime can use its scientists in inhuman and criminal experiments ....

      ... above the Skripals
  3. taiga2018
    taiga2018 April 18 2018 13: 06
    +4
    nothing changes in US policy, if someone is useful to them, even if he is a villain from villains, no punishment will follow ...
  4. Syb explosion
    Syb explosion April 18 2018 13: 13
    +2
    At the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of 20, the tension between Russia and the Naglosaks was enormous, everyone was waiting for the war between Russia and England. As a result, we got a war with Japan, warmed up by the British and Americans ..... Now they again "dance to their tune" and build up their armed forces, again heated by the Americans. The likelihood of provocations on their part .. the people are filthy
  5. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch April 18 2018 13: 14
    +5
    Does anyone else say anything about the islands? The beast.
    From 2 to 25 they were given a fuck, what a bloody Stalin.
  6. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa April 18 2018 13: 17
    0
    Before, the world was more stable, but in my opinion it was more bloodthirsty. Take at least this detachment or the German concentration camps about silence about Hiroshima and Nagasaki, I’m generally silent.
    1. your1970
      your1970 April 18 2018 13: 41
      +3
      Quote: Heterocapsa
      German concentration camps
      - I’m embarrassed to ask what is better Guantanomo ???
      "Detainees and those brought to Guantanamo are subject to trial by a special military commission, and their status as an enemy (enemy combatant) (enemy combatant) is determined by a special tribunal. Both of these bodies are formed. US Department of Defense. A person recognized as an adversary may be detained indefinitely (!!!!!!). "- that is, this extra-judicial (!!!!) body may be sentenced to life imprisonment - a direct violation of the US Constitution ..


      ZY Cuban authorities do not cash Washington checks with 1959 of the year, since Castro came to power. Both Fidel and Raul demanded that the United States return Guantanamo, but Washington refuses under the pretext that the agreement can be broken only by mutual agreement.
    2. Orionvit
      Orionvit April 18 2018 15: 52
      0
      Quote: Heterocapsa
      the world used to be more stable, but in my opinion it was more bloodthirsty

      Wait, it's not evening yet. People do not tend to change for the better. How many Russians, for example, were slaughtered in the Caucasus and Central Asia in the early 90s? And the bill went to hundreds of thousands. And do you really think that if the West at least almost keeps its mongrel in Ukraine and the Baltic states, then they will not build concentration camps for the Russians there?
  7. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General April 18 2018 13: 22
    +3
    The mortality of the experimental subjects was about 100% there. The most sophisticated and inhuman experiments were set there, the Death Angel did not stand there either.
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    2. yehat
      yehat April 18 2018 18: 25
      0
      do not distort - many prisoners in Japanese captivity were doomed, regardless of whether they were in the detachment for experiments or not. The only question is the magnitude of the suffering he inflicted.
      And the Japanese detachment was engaged in various experiments. For example, they studied the effect of cold on soldiers and the ability of the Japanese army to operate in the cold of Siberia.
      Finally, it is worth remembering that the Japanese had teachers, they did not think much of themselves - much of what they were doing, they were explored by other nations - primarily Germans and British (as well as French, USA) and set up no less inhumane experiments.
      I heard an eyewitness account of how a Chinese woman was gutted consciously in a detachment. But what better is it than a Korean woman torn out of her family in a brothel, clogged with the boots of Japanese soldiers?
      There was a lot of cruelty in the Japanese army.
  8. kenig1
    kenig1 April 18 2018 13: 31
    0
    Russian (Soviet) prisoners of war? Since the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905.?
    1. Flies
      Flies April 18 2018 15: 01
      +3
      And then the Russian-Japanese war ??? Well, at least googled ... Manchuria at 31m was occupied by Japan. Prior to this, a railway was called through its territory under the name of the CER. (I hope it tells you something?) Harbin is one of the centers of the WHITE emigration, but by agreement, Soviet citizens should have been working to service the CER.
      So, both the subjects of the Russian Empire and Soviet citizens fell into the squad.
  9. Zhelezyakin
    Zhelezyakin April 18 2018 13: 48
    +2
    mainly in Chinese and Russian prisoners of war,

    Apparently still in the Soviet ...
  10. nafanal
    nafanal April 18 2018 13: 51
    +1
    !!! Samurai were crushed, and this is how contempt for their country is cultivated.
    1. Freelancer7
      Freelancer7 April 18 2018 18: 31
      0
      Samurai have always been small and in the literal and figurative sense of the word. They never loved their people, and they scorned those below them on the social ladder. Rich and luxurious fortresses and poor peasants, from whom the last piece of bread was always taken. I don’t know how they have it now, but I’m reading a book now and there in the 41st year our agent Ivanov wrote what impressed him the pre-war Tokyo.
  11. tank66
    tank66 April 18 2018 15: 00
    0
    Creatures / in the sense of their descendants / still dare to bark about the islands. Although still in the Russian Federation, people are dying from the "labors" of this detachment, and statistics are increasing. I mean an encephalitis tick. His / aggressive encephalitis virus / was removed by these macaques, launched in the Far East, and the tick slowly but surely expands its area to the east. Already in the Orenburg region, in the summer, they record up to 15-20 cases of infection per month. Even 5 years ago there were single cases. How much more will be. I’m sure that if it hadn’t been a nonsense to infect at least one prisoner in a concentration camp, it would be more or less similar, pensions in Israel would have been fatter. And we are silent.
  12. gukoyan
    gukoyan April 18 2018 15: 31
    +1
    "mainly on Chinese and Russian prisoners of war"

    Voooot direct Russian ???
    Something I didn’t understand what recently went like this for fashion ... Why was it Russian, then the USSR was, which means the citizens were Soviet, or did we also begin decommunization?
    What is interesting, and new Russian films emphasize that during the Soviet era we never mentioned the name of the leader and are Russian citizens, not Soviet, hello to the film "28 Panfilov", but the film is excellent.
  13. Romin
    Romin April 18 2018 18: 57
    +2
    The policy of suppressing such crimes that under Khrushchev to this day carries the principle of impunity for crimes against humanity.
    Bendera remained unpunished, repented or min. Term and home.
    Khrushchev for a peace treaty with the Federal Republic of Germany - released all German war criminals - convicted of proven and personalized atrocities.
    Our leadership itself provokes the repetition of such events!
    This is a weak position!
    Last example:
    Attack on Syria. Russia collects the UN Security Council on this issue. Putin calls Merkel and others with a discussion of the same issue. The Russian Foreign Ministry expresses concern.
    And, attention, absolutely on the same dates in violation of the Minsk agreements - artillery shelling of the DPR - there are dead - there is destruction! And what the RF is doing about this in the UN Security Council is nothing! What Putin is doing is no warning, no calls! What the Russian Foreign Ministry does - does not express concern
    Conclusion:
    If you just logically compare these two facts, two episodes of escalation with the victims.
    And look at the reaction of Russian officials.
    It’s completely clear what the Russian leadership is closing their eyes to, thereby provoking new victims!

    If you say that these episodes of aggression are different; those. In Syria, this is an attack on a sovereign state, in Donetsk, an internal Ukrainian conflict.
    That is a clear example of Abkhazia.
    And even more clearly, that the Russian Federation in the person of the leadership does not want to contribute to ending the conflict in the Donbas.
    And here comes a clear attitude towards his allies, the people who are for you! If you can help them, but don’t do it - giving a clear signal that they can be killed with impunity - protection only in talk shows on federal channels - this is already perceived as a mockery !!!
    And what’s most important is perceived by the leadership of countries of potential allies as the absolute weakness of the Russian Federation, which can be used in one’s own interests, while it’s profitable, and if anything, that can be thrown.
    This is the position of Belarus
    And the position of Kazakhstan
    Only the behavior of the leadership of the Russian Federation is responsible for the attitude towards us, both our allies, which in fact we have dispersed all with our weak position, and our opponents, who are increasingly impudent in view of the impunity of their actions.
    The leadership of the Russian Federation goes in a very strange way, described by many in history - avoiding confrontation and constantly retreating, not defending its position by actions, but only in words - the leadership drives itself into a corner where the last argument is only tactical nuclear weapons and strategic nuclear weapons. Kings' last argument - weakness!
    And this is a fact and that World in which we all live, at least jump out of our pants with a bang of patriotism, at least hide our heads in the sand - objectively we are weak in the WTO compared to the USA and NATO, but we are weak and politically!
  14. aleks.29ru
    aleks.29ru April 18 2018 21: 04
    0
    And these people are trying to overcome the islands.