March 31, 2014
A decision by Japanese prosecutors to appeal against a court ruling to grant a retrial to Hakamada Iwao - who has spent over 45 years on death row - will only add to the decades of psychological tortu...
March 26, 2014
The Japanese courts have at last seen sense and granted a retrial to a prisoner who has spent over four decades on death row. Hakamada Iwao, 78, was sentenced to death in 1968 and is believed to be th...
January 27, 2014
The new head of Japan’s national broadcaster NHK defence of the country’s wartime military sexual slavery is deplorable, said Amnesty International.
October 18, 2013
Okunishi Masaru, who has spent more than 40 years facing execution and is one of the oldest death row prisoners in the world, has had his seventh request for a retrial turned down.