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Latest update : 2009-10-12

Activists fighting to abolish the death penalty

In Japan, hangings are still legal, but the new justice minister, Keiko Chiba, is an opponent of the country's system.

Before the World Day Against the Death Penalty, FRANCE 24 goes to Japan, where hangings are still legal. In 2008, 15 people were executed, the highest number in some 33 years, but the new justice minister, Keiko Chiba, is an opponent of the country's system. Today's guests on Focus are Robin Powell, a Tokyo-based journalist, and Makoto Teranaka, secretary-general of Amnesty International, Japan.

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