Japan death row executions: hangings secretive, backed by public

FILE PHOTO : An execution chamber where a trap door is marked with a red square, is seen at the Tokyo Detention Center in Tokyo, Japan, in this undated file handout photo released by the Justice Ministry in August 27, 2010. Justice Ministry/Handout via Reuters/File Photo

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Friday executed the leader and six members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult that carried out a deadly sarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway in 1995, killing 13 people. Japan is one of only two members of the Group of Seven advanced democracies to execute criminals. The United States […]

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