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Japan executes the first foreigner in more than a decade

MADRID, Dec. 26 (EUROPE PRESS) –

A citizen of Chinese nationality has become the first foreigner to be executed in Japan since in 2007 the country's authorities began to reveal the identity of the executed persons.

Wei Wei has been hanged after being sentenced to death in 2011 for the murder of the four members of a family in Fukuoka in 2013, the Japanese Ministry of Justice reported Thursday.

Japan executes the first foreigner in more than a decade
Japan executes the first foreigner in more than a decade

Its execution, the first since August, is also the first ordered by the new Minister of Justice, Masako Mori, who took office in October and the third so far this year, according to the Kiodo news agency.

With the last hanging, there are already 39 those sentenced to death who have been executed since the Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, came to power in 2012. In total, there are 111 inmates on death row in Japan, where in 2018 they were executed fifteen sentenced to death.

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