The Ambassador in China (Johnson) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 27—10:47 a.m.]
379. A representative of the Foreign Office has just called to protest against the handing over of an alleged terrorist by the municipality of International Settlement to the Japanese authorities as [Page 136]contrary to agreement for rendition of Mixed Court79 and contrary to principles of justice. Foreign Office asks that municipality arrange for return of alleged terrorist and expresses hope that similar handing over will not occur in future. Foreign Office asked what assurances had been obtained that Chinese thus handed over would be given a fair trial. Similar protest being made to British Embassy.
Repeated to Shanghai.