January 29th, 2009 in Breaking News, Government
Japanese Government hanging people
Japan executes four people: officials - Yahoo! News.
TOKYO (AFP) – Japan on Thursday hanged four convicted murderers, officials said, carrying out the country’s first executions of the year despite international criticism.
Japan is the only major industrial nation other than the United States to apply the death penalty. It last carried out executions in October when it hanged two inmates.
In a sign of Japan’s commitment to the death penalty, three of the inmates were executed within three years of finalisation of their sentences. Japan often waits 10 years or more before hanging death-row inmates.
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