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Japan: Further information: Six more hanged in unprecedented execution spree

, Index number: ASA 22/8835/2018

Following the executions of seven members of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo (Aum) earlier this month, the remaining six men sentenced to death in the same case were hanged early on 26 July 2018. The last time Japan executed more than 10 people in a year was in 2008. It is also extremely rare for Japan to carry out two rounds of executions in the same month.

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