Japan sends two more inmates to the gallows

Mar 25, 2016

Japan sends two more inmates to the gallows

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Two death row inmates were hanged Friday morning, according to the Justice Ministry, bringing to 16 the number of executions carried out under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration since taking power in 2012. The two prisoners were Yasutoshi Kamata, 75, and Junko Yoshida, 56. ...

Amnesty International to back decriminalizing sex trade

Aug 12, 2015

Amnesty International to back decriminalizing sex trade

Amnesty International on Tuesday voted in favor of adopting a policy supporting the decriminalization of prostitution in the face of intense criticism over the highly controversial move. The decision was taken at the human rights group’s International Council Meeting in Dublin by a majority ...

Amnesty accuses U.N. peacekeepers of killing two, raping girl in Bangui

Aug 12, 2015

Amnesty accuses U.N. peacekeepers of killing two, raping girl in Bangui

Amnesty International on Tuesday accused United Nations peacekeepers of raping a 12-year-old girl and killing a boy and his father during an operation in Central African Republic’s capital Bangui earlier this month. The U.N. mission, set up to maintain stability as the country struggles ...