PODCAST The Death Penalty Information Center (Washington D.C) Explores the Death Penalty in Japan
Current death row population = 132
(as of October 24, 2012)
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Executions = 7
Supreme Court = 8
High Courts = 4
District Courts = 2
Demands for death denied= 0
Death Sentences Reduced= 0
Life Imprisonment Overturned and
Death Sentence Issued: = 0
2 Hangings Carried Out
Sept 27, 2012
Yearly Total Reaches = 7
Woman hung for first time in 15 years: charged with murder by exorcism.
Executions in consecutive months is rare.
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JIADEP Advisor David Johnson criticizes the
facile rationalizations offered by justice ministers for authorizing executions.
Catholic Church Protests After Officers Without Warrants Arrest Worshippers
From Nikkan Berita
June 8, 2012
Translation: Christopher Rathbone (JIADEP.ORG staff)
No English Reportage
(Why?) Some summaries supplied by JIADEP
Injury Resulting in Death-Not Guilty 9th Not Guilty Verdict under Mixed Jury System.
Mexican acquitted of drug smuggling and cartel activity. 8th not-guilty verdict under the mixed jury system.
Benin Man - Not guilty of drug importation.
Iranian found not guilty of drug smuggling. Prosecution's demand for 18 year sentence is denied.
Police Officer guilty of attempted rape, not guilty of indecent assault. Sentenced to 2 years and six months.