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Further information on UA 90/93 (ASA 22/05/93, 29 March) - Japan: death penalty: Tachikawa Shujiro, Kawanaka Tetsuo, Kondo Seikichi

, Index number: ASA 22/006/1993

Amnesty International has learnt that Kawanaka Tetsuo, one of three prisoners executed in March in Tokyo and Osaka, was suffering from mental illness prior to his execution. Japanese law forbids the execution of prisoners suffering from psychiatric illness.

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