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Japan: Appeal adds to 'psychological torture' of freed death ...
31 March 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 ...

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Amnesty International | Japan: Appeal adds to 'psychological ...
31 March 2014

A decision by Japanese prosecutors to appeal against a court ruling to grant Hakamada Iwao a retrial will only add to the decades of psychological torture ...

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Japan: Retrial of longest-serving death row inmate must not ...
27 March 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 ...

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Amnesty International | Japan: NHK chief's sexual slavery ...
27 January 2014

The new head of Japan's national broadcaster NHK defence of the country's wartime military sexual slavery is deplorable, said Amnesty International ...

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Japan is undermining global efforts to prevent sexual violence ...
25 November 2013

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. 25 November 2013. AI Index: ASA 22/011/2013. Japan is undermining ...

Public Statement       ASA 22/011/2013

Japan: Death row inmate's retrial rejection is 'travesty of justice ...
17 October 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 ...

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Amnesty International | Japan: Death row inmate's retrial ...
17 October 2013

The Japanese Supreme Court's decision to deny a retrial to an 87-year old death row prisoner who was convicted of murder based on a forced confession ...

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Children of parents sentenced to the death penalty or ...
21 August 2013

In applying the death penalty, states regularly violate the rights of children and other family members of persons sentenced to death or executed. In this ...

Document       IOR 41/013/2013

Japan: Justice for the survivors of Japan's military sexual ...
20 August 2013

1. Justice for the survivors of Japan's military sexual slavery system: Amnesty International written statement to the 24th ...

Report       ASA 22/010/2013

Japan: Take action for justice for the survivors of Japan's ...
14 August 2013

ASA 22/009/2013. TAKE ACTION FOR JUSTICE FOR THE SURVIVORS OF JAPAN'S MILITARY SEXUAL SLAVERY SYSTEM ...

Document       ASA 22/009/2013