• STORM AFTER JAPAN UN DIPLOMAT SHOUTS ‘SHUT UP’

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    TOKYO: Japan’s human rights envoy to the United Nations was facing calls to quit over a video, which showed him shouting at fellow diplomats to “shut up.” YouTube footage of the incident at the UN torture committee in Geneva has provoked a storm of criticism on the Internet, with demands that ambassador Hideaki Ueda be recalled to Japan. Blogging Japanese lawyer Shinichiro Koike, who said he was at the session, explained that a representative from Mauritius had criticized Japan’s justice system, which does not allow lawyers to be present during interrogation.

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