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Amnesty International | Japan: End abusive detention system ...
7 November 2012

The acquittal of a man who spent 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit is a sharp reminder why Japan must reform its police detention system ...

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Japan's candidacy for election to the UN Human Rights ...
19 October 2012

In this open letter, Amnesty International urges the government of Japan to further strengthen its election pledges by including the additional elements ...

Open Letter       ASA 22/017/2012

Two executed in Japan amid fears of new wave of hangings ...
27 September 2012

Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in ...

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Amnesty International | Two executed in Japan amid fears of ...
27 September 2012

Fears of a new wave of executions in Japan increased after two death row inmates were hanged on Thursday, one the first woman to be executed in ...

Press Release      

Suggested recommendations to States considered in the 14th ...
1 September 2012

In this document Amnesty International makes recommendations to the governments of different states about ratification of international human rights ...

Document       IOR 41/019/2012

Japan: Still no justice for the survivors of Japan's military ...
15 August 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. 15 August 2012. AI Index: ASA 22/014/2012. Still no justice for the survivors ...

Public Statement       ASA 22/014/2012

Amnesty International condemns executions in Japan
3 August 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. AI index: ASA 22/013/2012. 3 August 2012. Amnesty International condemns ...

Public Statement       ASA 22/013/2012

Amnesty International | Japan: Executions show absence of ...
3 August 2012

Following the executions of Junya Hattori and Kyozo Matumura in the Japanese cities of Tokyo and Osaka this morning, Roseann Rife, Head of Special ...

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Japan: Mainali case must lead to reform of daiyo kangoku ...
31 July 2012

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL. PUBLIC STATEMENT. AI Index: ASA 22/012/2012 31 July 2012. Japan: Mainali case must ...

Public Statement       ASA 22/012/2012

Japan: High risk of executions in Japan
17 July 2012

There is a high risk of imminent executions of death row inmates in Japan, after Taki Makoto, who was appointed Minister of Justice in Japan on 4 June ...

Urgent Action       ASA 22/011/2012