Exhibit highlights plight of death-row inmates

National Sep 28, 2013

Exhibit highlights plight of death-row inmates

by Tomohiro Osaki

A two-day exhibition showcasing an array of paintings by death-row inmates kicked off Saturday in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo. Organized by Amnesty International, the display is an attempt to draw public attention to the veiled agony of prisoners awaiting execution and who the human rights group ...

National Jul 4, 2013

Top court firm: Condemned cultists to appear

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by Tokyo prosecutors against a district court's decision to summon three condemned prisoners to testify in the trial of a former Aum Shinrikyo fugitive, court officials said. The top court called the appeal illegitimate, saying the prosecutors are ...