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. ...

Feb 18, 2015

France summons Indonesia ambassador over death row citizen

France summoned the Indonesian ambassador on Tuesday to voice its “extreme concern” over a French citizen sentenced to death on drug charges in Indonesia. “The minister expressed France’s firm opposition to the death penalty in all locations and all circumstances,” the office of Foreign ...

Lawyers seek to save two Australians on death row in Indonesia

Feb 10, 2015

Lawyers seek to save two Australians on death row in Indonesia

Lawyers for two Australians facing execution in Indonesia on drug smuggling charges said Monday they plan to challenge the president’s rejection of their clemency appeals as a last resort. Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, are among nine Australians who were arrested in ...

Last four on Maryland death row to have sentences commuted

Jan 1, 2015

Last four on Maryland death row to have sentences commuted

Maryland’s departing governor said Wednesday he will commute the capital sentences of the state’s last four inmates on death row to life in prison, saying executing them “does not serve the public good of the people of Maryland.” Two years ago, the state’s legislature ...