Hakamada fends off prosecutors

Mar 28, 2014

Hakamada fends off prosecutors

The Tokyo High Court on Friday rejected an appeal by Shizuoka prosecutors seeking to overturn a district court’s decision to release Iwao Hakamada, who until Thursday had been the world’s longest-serving death row prisoner. The Shizuoka District Court had also decided to suspend Hakamada’s ...

Dec 4, 2013

Court calls end to plea seeking 'Teigin' retrial

The Tokyo High Court will drop the retrial plea for the late Sadamichi Hirasawa, who was condemned over the infamous 1948 “Teigin Incident” murder case, because his adopted son, who was pursuing the appeal, died in October. Takehiko Hirasawa, who had filed the plea, ...