2 people on death row in Japan are suing the government for giving last-minute notices for executions. Prison officials typically give people 1-2 hours notice before their executions, with no time to see lawyers or file appeals. A lawyer says it “tramples on human dignity.”
Two death row inmates in Japan are suing the government over its practice of giving prisoners a few hours’ notice before their execution is carried out.
2 death row inmates in Japan suing the country over how prisoners are notified only hours before the death penalty is carried out, seeking compensation for the impact of the “inhumane” practice, their lawyer says.
What people are saying?
ReMarc The death sentence is pretty harsh. If someone’s guilt is 100% proven, it is the ultimate punishment and justice for the family of the victims. Otherwise it is a liability. Being humane is all we can do to not be like murderers.
Gri Fare Death penalty should be abolished. Having stated my stance, I should say I could not care less about how the likes of the recent Halloween stabber in the Tokyo metro suffer. I am against the process only and loved this tactic of making them think everyday could be their last day.