#AceNewsReport – Dec.26: Japan has hanged a Chinese man for the high-profile and brutal murder of a family of four, the first execution of a foreigner in 10 years: The man, Wei Wei, carried out the murders in 2003 with two accomplices: They fled to China, where one was executed in 2005 and the other sentenced to life in jail.
Japan has more than 100 prisoners on death row. Fifteen were executed last year, including 13 members of the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult: Japan only started to disclose the names of executed inmates in 2007. Since then only one foreigner has been named – a Chinese man hanged in 2009.
Strangled or drowned
Justice Minister Masako Mori said she had signed off on the execution of Wei Wei “after careful consideration” “It is an extremely cruel and brutal case in which the happily living family members, including an eight-year-old and 11-year-old, were all murdered because of truly selfish reasons,” she said: In Japan, death row inmates are not told of their impending execution until the day it is carried out:
Wei Wei, a former language student aged 40, had admitted carrying out the murders but denied playing the leading role: He and his accomplices had tried to rob the home of businessman Shinjiro Matsumoto in the city of Fukuoka…………Mr Matsumoto was strangled, his two children strangled or smothered and his wife drowned in the bath……………….Their bodies were weighed down and dumped in Hakata Bay, the Asahi Shimbun reported…………..The Chinese man hanged in 2009 had killed three Chinese people he lived with in Tokyo:
The increase in executions in 2018 was the consequence of a Sarin nerve agent attack on the Tokyo underground system in 1995 by Arum Shinrikyo: The Japanese cult behind the Tokyo Sarin attack an obscure religious group who believed the end of the world was coming………………..Thirteen people died and at least 5,800 were injured in the attack.
#AceNewsDesk reports …..Published: Dec.26: 2019: Read More Here: Telegram: https://t.me/acenewsdaily/208067 Ace Daily News, [Dec 26, 2019 at 11:29] Japan: Execution a shameful stain on human rights record of Olympic hosts 26 December 2019, 09:41 UTC In response to the news that a man was executed in Japan on Thursday morning, Arnold Fang, East Asia Researcher at Amnesty International, said: “Today’s execution is a shameful black mark on Japan’s human rights record and exposes […] OR via Ace Worldwide News Group https://ift.tt/2EVPYL7
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