Wei Wei is a Chinese who is been accused of killing a family and has been executed by Japan since the disclosure of sentence details in 2007 as Japan’s Capital Punishment goes up
A Chinese man believed to be in his 40s has been convicted of murder. He is been accused of murdering a family of 4 and has been the first foreigner to be executed as a foreigner since the disclosure of details on sentences carried out started in 2007, according to the Ministry of Justice.
Wei Wei, and 2 other accomplices who were equally from China committed the murder in 2003 according to media reports in Japan.
Worldwide, the US and Japan are the only 2 notable countries who uphold death penalty, something that majority of people still oppose. It is believed that in Japan, accused are not informed when they will be executed until few hours to time of execution. They are hanged few hours of been told.
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Reports reveals that, there are about one hundred and twenty (120) prisoners on death row of which about 15 were hanged in 2018, a highest figure in many years.
Not forgetting 13 former members of the doomsday cults of Aum Shinrikyo, who were accused of carrying out sarin gas attacks on the Tokyo subway.
The execution on Thursday was the 39th, according to the justice ministry, after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to power in 2012.