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 ...

India court orders first death sentences for multiple rapes

Apr 4, 2014

India court orders first death sentences for multiple rapes

An Indian judge on Friday ordered three men to hang after they were convicted of two gang rapes, the first death sentences to be handed down for multiple sex attacks since the law was toughened last year. The sentences were announced at a court ...

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

by Hiroshi Hiyama

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 ...