According to a petition claiming a violation of human rights brought to the Kyoto Bar Association in early December, even though the Kyoto police told news outlets that the family members had refused to release the names, news organizations did so anyway. Some argue the release of victims’ names is vital in reporting major criminal cases or accidents accurately and provides valuable lessons for society.
“Police have obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect on suspicion of murder and other charges and plan to arrest him after he sufficiently recovers from severe burns to be able to withstand detention. During police questioning conducted on a voluntary basis on Nov. 8, the suspect admitted to the allegations.”
“When I ignited the fire, I myself burned my whole body and became unconscious, and I was receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Osaka. About a month ago, I removed the tube inserted into the trachea and had a conversation and rehabilitation to move my body.””