/ Dec 19, 2014

Executions in U.S. dip to 20-year low

Executions in the United States this year fell to their lowest point in two decades, the Death Penalty Information Center said Thursday. Looking back on 2014, the watchdog group reported 35 executions in seven states, “the fewest number put to death since 1994.” The ...

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

/ Jun 5, 2014

China sentences nine 'terrorists' to death: report

China has sentenced nine people to death on terrorism-related charges in its ethnically divided western region of Xinjiang, state media said Thursday, as authorities crack down following several deadly attacks. Multiple courts in Xinjiang sentenced 81 suspects on various terror-related charges, state broadcaster CCTV ...

Mar 10, 2014

Man gets death for 2011 robbery-murders in Osaka

The Osaka District Court sentenced a 52-year-old man to death Monday for killing two people in two separate robberies in Osaka Prefecture in 2011. According to the ruling, Munehiro Nishiguchi killed housewife Takeko Tamura, 67, in November 2011 in the city of Sakai and ...

Languishing 47 years on death row

Jul 9, 2013

Languishing 47 years on death row


Iwao Hakamada worked at a miso processing company in Shizuoka Prefecture when he was arrested and later sentenced to death for the grisly murder of his boss, Fujio Hashimoto, as well as Hashimoto’s wife and their two children. Hakamada was 30 years old. The ...