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Japan: Three Death Penalty Executions on Aug. 23

Categories: East Asia, Japan, Governance, Human Rights, Law

Adamu at Mutant Frog Travelogue reports on the recent executions in Japan of three death row inmates [1]: “It is really scary that the final decision of when and if these prisoners die lies solely in the hands of a political appointee […] who goes through no official vetting process, and on top of that no prior warning is given to the public, victims, or the convict or his or her family.” (See also a detailed post at Asia Death Penalty [2].)