In Japan, for the first time in two years, three people were executed

In Japan, for the first time in two years, three people were executed

Japan has carried out executions of criminals for the first time in two years.

News agency Kyodo reports that 65-year-old Yasutaka Fujishiro, who killed seven relatives, was hanged in 2004, as well as 54-year-old Tomoaki Takanezawa and 44-year-old Mitsunori Onogawa, who killed two club employees in 2003.

These are the first executions under the new Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

The last executions in Japan were carried out in 2019, when three prisoners were hanged. In 2018, according to The Guardian, 15 people were executed.

It is noted that there is a high level of public support for the death penalty in Japan, despite criticism that prisoners are in solitary confinement for years and learn about the death penalty a few hours before the execution itself.

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