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Friday, 28 March 2014

After Decades On Death Row, Inmate Finally Gets A Chance At Justice

"A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the release and a retrial of an ageing prisoner accused of murder who served on death row for over 30 years, amid doubts about the evidence used to convict him.

Japan and the United States are the only two Group of Seven rich nations to maintain capital punishment and the death penalty has overwhelming support among ordinary Japanese.

Capital punishment is carried out by hanging and prisoners do not know the date until the morning of the day they are executed."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian break it down.

*Read more here from Elaine Lies / Reuters:

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