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Japan: Amnesty International condemns latest round of executions

, Index number: ASA 22/004/2008

Amnesty International strongly condemns the hanging of three men (Miyazaki Tsutomu, 45, Mutsuda Shinji, 45, and Yamazaki Yoshio, 73) in Japan today, 17 June. This brings to 13 the number of executions carried out since Minister of Justice Hatoyama Kunio took office in August 2007.

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