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Japan: Death penalty
20 December 1996

Hirata Mitsunari (59), Imai Yoshito (55), Noguchi Satoru (48): It has been reported on 20 December that these three prisoners have been executed in ...

Urgent Action       ASA 22/004/1996

Japan: Death penalty - fear of further executions
11 July 1996

Ishida Mikio, Sugimoto Yoshiaki, Yokoyama Kazumi: It was reported yesterday, 11 July, that three prisoners have been executed in secret in Japan. In ...

Urgent Action       ASA 22/002/1996

Death Penalty News March 1996
1 March 1996

1. Russia pledges moratorium on executions; 2. Belize: Legal rulings; 3. Moldovan Parliament votes for aboliton; 4. South Africa prepares constitution ...

Newsletter       ACT 53/001/1996

Japan: Three executions / fear of further executions
21 December 1995

Kimura Shuji (m) aged 44, Hirata Naoto (m), aged 63, Shinohara Tokujiro (m), aged 68, were executed in Japan on 21 December 1995, after spending ...

Urgent Action       ASA 22/010/1995

Psychiatry: A human rights perspective
30 June 1995

This paper analyses human rights violations within AI's mandate which are relevant to psychiatry. It presents arguments for increased interest in and ...

Report       ACT 75/003/1995

Japan: Further information on fear of imminent executions ...
29 May 1995

AI is disturbed by the execution of three people in Japan, including a 70-year-old man. They were executed at Osaka and Tokyo Detention Centres ...

Urgent Action       ASA 22/007/1995

Japan: The death penalty: a cruel, inhuman and arbitrary ...
3 May 1995

Nine people have been executed in Japan in the past two years. Almost 60 others, including three women, await execution in conditions of detention ...

Report       ASA 22/003/1995

Japan: medical action: death penalty
3 May 1995

Nine prisoners have been executed in Japan over the past two years, with the condemned only informed a few hours before their execution, and their ...

Action Document       ASA 22/005/1995

Japan: Prisoners on death row wait for secret, random ...
3 May 1995

News Service 76/95. EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4 MAY 1995. AI INDEX ASA 22/06/95. JAPAN: PRISONERS ON ...

Press Release       ASA 22/006/1995

Further information on UA 380/94 (ASA 22/09/94) - Japan: two ...
2 December 1994

Ajima Yukio and Sasaki Dazumitsu were reportedly executed on 1 December 1994. In line with its usual policy, the Japanese Government has refused ...

Urgent Action       ASA 22/011/1994