Monday, July 30, 2012

Japan's Supreme Court recognizes PTSD as an injury

Perpetrators of violent crimes in Japan can now be held responsible for resulting PTSD as well as any physical injuries they may have caused. The Japanese Supreme Court issued the ruling after hearing the case of a man who kidnapped and held prisoner four women for a year.

The Japan Daily Press has more:

Japan Supreme Court rules that PTSD equal to injury under Penal Code

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