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World’s ‘Longest-Serving’ Death Row Inmate Freed For Japan Retrial

By Hiroshi Hiyama Tokyo (AFP) — A man believed to be the world’s longest-serving death row inmate walked free from jail Thursday after decades in solitary confinement in a rare about-face for Japan’s rigid justice system. A slightly unsteady-looking Iwao Hakamada, 78, emerged from the Tokyo prison with his campaigning sister after Shizuoka District Court […]

March 27, 2014