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Dec 19, 2017

U.S. man admits murders after overturned death sentence

A former U.S. death row inmate whose conviction in the rape and killing of two sisters was overturned, admitted to the crimes Monday after decades of denial and was resentenced. Reginald Clemons of the state of Missouri pleaded guilty as part of an agreement with ...

Japan dances with the death penalty

/ | Jul 2, 2016

Japan dances with the death penalty

by Philip Brasor

Last week, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced his plans to reinstate the death penalty, which was abolished in his country in 2006. Duterte says he believes in retribution: If you kill someone, you deserve to die. Some people are shocked by this rationale, but they ...

Japan sends two more inmates to the gallows

/ Mar 25, 2016

Japan sends two more inmates to the gallows

by Shusuke Murai

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. Yoshida ...